Ivanka Trump ‘Accepts’ Bill Barr’s Findings No Evidence of 2020 Election Fraud
Ivanka Trump says she agrees with the former Attorney General William Barr’s assessed that there was no substantial fraud in the 2020 election in a pre-recorded video interview, shown during an early hour hearing from the Commission January 6 on Thursday, June 9. In a portion of Barr’s testimony that was previewed during the hearing opening statementhe said he told the then president Donald Trump that disagrees with his claims that he unjustly lost the election. “I’ve made it clear that I disagree with the idea that the election was stolen and given these,” he said.
In a clip shown later, Barr said he wasn’t sold on it as voter fraud that cost Trump the election. “I have told the President with certainty that I do not see evidence of fraud that could affect the outcome of the election. And honestly, a year and a half later, I haven’t seen a change of mind about that,” he said.
In a short video shown at the beginning, Ivanka says that statements from Barr “influenced [her] views” on the election. “I respect Attorney General Barr. I accept what he’s saying,” she says in the clip. At another point, Barr also spoke of a conspiracy surrounding the Domination Vote Machine, which he said he saw “no basis for the allegations.”
The committee consists of nine members of the House of Representatives, with most of them Democrats. Committee chaired by Representative Mississippi Bennie Thompson. The Democratic majority members are: Zoe Lofgren (California), Elaine Luria (Virginia), Adam Schiff (California), Peter Aguilera (California), Stephanie Murphy (Florida), and Jamie Raskin (Maryland). The only Republicans on the committee were noted critics of the former President Donald Trump: Liz Cheney (Wyoming) and Adam Kinzinger (Illinois). Cheney is the vice chairman of the committee.
The prime-time hearing was the second public event organized by the committee. The first hearing is held in July 2021, where Law enforcement officers Those on the ground testified to what they had been through trying to fight the rioters who had infiltrated the Capitol building.
The Selection Committee was formed about six months after the attack on the Capitol that left five people dead. Above “About” page to the committee, it noted that the Department of Homeland Security had issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin in connection with the attack.
Ahead of the prime-time hearings, the selection committee requested information from various members of Congress regarding the attack. The five members of Congress (Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs and Mo Brooks) was subpoenaed at the end of May, on May 12. In statement, Thompson said they were asked to provide the information voluntarily. “Regrettably, the individuals who received the subpoenas today refused and we are forced to take this step to help ensure the committee uncovers the facts regarding January 6. We urge our colleagues to abide by the law, do their patriotic duty and cooperate with our investigation as hundreds of other witnesses have done,” he said.