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Ivanka had a ‘bad feeling’ that her father was installing Mike Pence on January 6, according to Trump biographer

Tim O’Brien, author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donaldsuggested the former president’s eldest daughter had a “bad feeling” about the pressure her father was putting on Mike Pence in the days leading up to Jan. 6.

Excerpts from Ivanka Trump’s testimony were played during the Capitol Riot public hearings, which also heard that Mr. Trump had been repeatedly briefed on his plan to get Vice President Pence to fire voters in the states – hoping to overturn the election result. – was illegal.

MSNBC host Alex Witt asked Mr O’Brien: ‘Do you have any idea from his testimony that Ivanka had a bad feeling about January 6, even before the rally at the timeskip?

Mr. O’Brien replied: “Absolutely.”

“We know from other accounts of what she did that day that she honored that Mike Pence was resisting pressure from Donald Trump to decertify the January 6 election results on Capitol Hill. And then she was obviously in the Oval Office with several other campaign advisers, including lawyers, who heard him swear at Mike Pence, who heard him getting angrier and angrier at Mike Pence, because Mike Pence wouldn’t do what Donald Trump wanted him to do. , which was breaking the law,” he explained.

“What’s important is what we’ve learned in the hearings so far is that Donald Trump knew at the time that it was illegal,” O’Brien said. “[John] Eastman told him it was illegal. They also had, there are other people in the White House who said the plan was “crazy.” It was crazy. So not only did it lack visibility, it was illegal, and yet he continues to pressure Mike Pence, to break the law and he did so in front of a number of witnesses, including his daughter.

The January 6 hearings included photos of the then first family in the Oval Office the morning of the Capitol riot

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Mrs Trump testified that she overheard her father in a “fairly heated” telephone conversation with Mr Pence. Photos have emerged of much of the Trump family in the Oval Office on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, before the rally on the Ellipse that preceded the Capitol riot.

Staffers close to Mr Trump and his daughter – his ‘body man’ Nick Luna and chief of staff Julie Radford – say the then-president called his loyal vice-president a ‘wimp’ and “p***y”. ”.

Since the hearing, Mr Trump has denied calling Mr Pence a wimp, before going on to say that his vice president lacked the courage to do what he was asked to do.

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