Former US President Donald Trump criticized his daughter Ivanka this Friday for the comments he made in an interrogation by the committee investigating the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and which were met last night at the first public hearing of that commission.
The former president spoke on the social network that he himself created after being expelled from Twitter and that bears the name of “Truth” (Truth).
At the first public hearing of the committee investigating the Capitol attack, investigators showed an excerpt from the interrogation of Ivanka, who appeared voluntarily.RELATED
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On a large screen in the committee room, it was possible to see how the president’s daughter recognized for the first time that it was not believed that there had been fraud in the 2020 presidential elections, as her father, who lost to the Democrat and current president, still maintains. Joe Biden.
Specifically, investigators asked Ivanka about the perspective of then-Attorney General William Barr, who had repeatedly told Trump that there was no fraud.
“It influenced my perspective,” Ivanka said. Asked if Barr’s insistence on the legitimacy of the election had changed her views on the existence of fraud, Trump’s favorite daughter replied: “I respect Attorney General Barr, so I accepted what he was saying.”
In response, Trump alleged that his daughter had not participated in observing or studying the election results.
“She had been out for a long time and, in my opinion, she was just trying to be respectful of Bill Barr and his status as attorney general,” the former president said.
Trump ended his message by charging at Barr and calling it “sucks!”
Donald Trump lashes out at the committee investigating the assault on Capitol Hill
The former attorney general also voluntarily responded to questions from the committee, and an excerpt from his appearance was projected during the hearing last night, describing Trump’s lies about fraud as “bullshit.”
The first hearing of the committee investigating the assault on the Capitol took place on Thursday night, during prime time, and was broadcast live on the main television networks in the country, in an attempt to impact American public opinion.
Almost 20 million people followed the hearings through television in the United States, where some 320 million live, according to preliminary figures released this Friday by the consulting firm Nielsen.
On January 6, 2021, some 10,000 people – most of them Trump supporters – marched towards the Capitol and some 800 broke into the building with the aim of interrupting the parliamentary session in which Biden’s victory in the elections was to be certified.
Five people died, including an officer after suffering a heart attack hours after the assault, and about 140 officers were attacked. In addition, four policemen subsequently committed suicide.