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Ivanka Trump challenges her father’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was rigged

Casting doubt on claims by her father, Donald Trump, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, former White House adviser Ivanka told a congressional hearing on the US Capitol riot that she did not believe his claim that the polls had been rigged.

A recording of Ivanka Trump’s deposition was shown to the public for the first time during the first House panel hearing where she disputed her father’s claims.

In her testimony, Ivanka explains how she accepted Attorney General Bill Barr’s assertion that the election was fair and free from fraud.

“I respected AG Barr and accepted what he was saying,” she said.

Ivanka was referring to Barr’s appearance before panel investigators, where in the video he was heard saying that his Department of Justice had uncovered no material fraud to support Donald Trump’s claim of fraud. massive election in several key states.

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Barr called his former boss’s fraud allegations ‘bullshit’ and said he had ‘repeatedly told the president in no uncertain terms that I had not seen evidence of fraud that would have affected the outcome of the election “. And frankly, a year and a half later, I still haven’t.

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He added that he told the president at the time that there was “no basis” for his claims that the election was rigged against him.

Barr said he spoke to Donald Trump shortly after the November 2020 result and “I made it clear to him that I disagreed with the idea of ​​saying the election was stolen and to publish this stuff, which I told the president was bullshit, and I didn’t want to be a part of it.

When committee investigators asked Ivanka how Barr’s words affected her views on the election, she replied, “It affected my views.”

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