Ivanka Trump appeared virtually before the January 6 committee yesterday and, based on what has been reported, it sounds like some tea might have been spilled.

The former first daughter answered questions for eight hours and didn’t assert any privileges or invoke the Fifth Amendment, setting her apart from other ex-Trump officials who have done everything they can to avoid testifying before the committee. That said, she could’ve been lying through her teeth the entire time. But eight hours is significant.

Related: It sure looks like Ivanka is about to flip on her father in surprise meeting with Jan. 6 committee

She also appeared before the panel without a subpoena, which committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson said “has obviously significant value.” We should note, however, that she did delay the interview for several months. The committee first reached out to her for an interview back in January.

Ivanka’s testimony came a few days after her husband, Jared Kushner, appeared before the panel and offered what committee member Rep. Elaine Luria described as “helpful” information. Rep. Thompson rather cryptically added, “There were some things revealed, but we’ll just share that a little later.”

Related: Is Ivanka Trump preparing to flip on her dad? Sorta kinda looks like it…

Per The New York Times:

Ms. Trump was one of several aides who tried to persuade the president to call off the violence that ultimately injured more than 150 police officers and sent lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence fleeing for safety, according to evidence gathered by the committee. She is not known to have been associated with the more extreme supporters of the former president who spread lies about widespread fraud after the 2020 election and planned efforts to try to keep him in power.

On the day of the attack, Ivanka took to Twitter to tell the people fighting on her father’s behalf: “American Patriots ― any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable.” A backlash immediately ensued for her use of the word “patriots” in place of “domestic terrorists” and she quickly deleted the tweet.

Here’s what Twitter has to say about the whole thing…




In January, Mary Trump went on MSNBC to predict Ivanka would eventually flip on her father to save her own skin and was likely making a “calculation” as to what will “help her in the long run.”

“She knows she has to come down on the right side of things,” Mary said. “Or, she’ll continue to stay her father’s ally, and have to see how that plays out.”

“She’s in a very bad situation because she must understand that if Donald feels it’s necessary, he will stop protecting her. Donald will throw anybody under the bus if he believes it’s in his best interest to do so.”


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