Donald Trump has berated his daughter and former White House aide Ivanka after she dismissed the former president’s allegation of fraud in the 2020 US election.
Mr Trump said his daughter was not involved in scrutinizing the election results and “has long since checked”.
The comments were made following a hearing examining the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
The House panel investigating the attack showed video testimony from former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, who called the voter fraud allegations ‘bulls**t’ and said he found no evidence to support this claim.
His argument seems to have convinced Mr. Trump’s daughter.
“I respect Attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he was saying,” Ivanka Trump said in her videotaped statement.
Mr. Trump, in a statement on social media, appeared to dismiss his daughter’s testimony.
“Ivanka Trump was not involved in reviewing or studying the election results,” he wrote on Truth Social, the platform he helped found after being banned from Twitter.
“She was long gone and, in my opinion, she was just trying to be respectful to Bill Barr and his job as Attorney General (he sucked!).”
Mr Trump also had derogatory comments for Mr Barr, calling him a “weak and scared attorney general who was always ‘played’ and threatened by Democrats and afraid of impeachment”.
Mr Trump went on to say: ‘How not to be impeached? Do or say nothing, especially about the obviously rigged and stolen election or, to put it another way, THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY!’
There is no evidence to support Mr. Trump’s false claim that the 2020 election won by Joe Biden was marred by fraud or other irregularities.
The request was denied by various courts, state election officials and members of his own administration.
The panel has for months investigated last year’s uprising, when Mr. Trump’s supporters stormed Capitol Hill as Mr. Biden’s victory was being certified.
During the first of six days of public hearings before a House of Representatives select committee on Thursday, he said Mr. Trump had carried out a “sprawling, multi-step plot to overturn the presidential election” and that the insurrection was the culmination of this “attempted putsch.”
The panel showed a never-before-seen 12-minute graphic video of the uprising.
The audience witnessed public statements from other key Trump administration figures, including Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, Vice President Mike Pence and his chief of staff, and General Mark Milley.
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