We always knew it was only a matter of time before Ivanka Trump flipped on her father to save herself, and it appears that day might finally be upon us. The former first daughter is currently testifying before the January 6 committee, according to three people familiar with the situation.
Ivanka, who was with her dad most of the day on January 6, is speaking to the committee virtually, one week after her husband, Jared Kushner, gave more than six hours of his own testimony. And nobody knew this was even happening today until about an hour ago.
The AP reports:
Ivanka Trump is one of more than 800 witnesses the committee has interviewed as it works to compile a record of the attack, the worst on the Capitol in more than two centuries. She’s the first of Trump’s children known to speak to the committee and one of the closest people to her father.
Her decision to cooperate is significant for the committee, which has been trying to secure an interview with her since late January. It comes less than a week after her husband, Jared Kushner, testified to the nine-member panel in a virtual meeting that lasted more than six hours. Members of the committee said his testimony was helpful and are hoping to further fill in the gaps with her help.
In January, Mary Trump went on MSNBC to predict Ivanka would eventually flip on her own father 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. Or, she’ll continue to stay her father’s ally, and have to see how that plays out,” Mary said. “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. If he believes it’ll help play out the clock, if he believes that it will help him avoid accountability, that’s all he cares about.”
Here’s what people are saying on Twitter today…
It’s cool that Ivanka Trump is testifying in front of the Jan. 6 committee, but I’d rather see her being forcefully escorted from her residence in hand & ankle cuffs in the middle of the night.
— Kate ?????? (@ImSpeaking13) April 5, 2022
Committee was originally seeking Ivanka’s interview Feb 3 or 4. So… it’s happening more than two months late
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) April 5, 2022
Ivanka was up all night practicing, I plead the 5th, I plead the 5th, I plead the 5th…………………………….
— al (@al16144339) April 5, 2022
Where’s Ivanka? Oh, that’s right, testifying before the J6 Committee today. pic.twitter.com/oAamtxSvSi
— Ron Filipkowski ?? (@RonFilipkowski) April 5, 2022
Don’t be fooled by Ivanka Trump. She’s just as bad as her father.
— Mayo ??? (@MayoIsSpicyy) April 5, 2022
Ivanka Trump is trending….Did she and her dad finally start dating?
— Pastor Rob Fleeceman (@PFleeceman) April 5, 2022
Prediction: Ivanka will one day call herself Ivanka Kushner.
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) April 5, 2022
Ivanka Trump Tweeted to her Daddy's band of insurrectionist and murderers that they were "patriots" on January 6th. A Tweet that was later deleted. Never forget this.
— Antonia Lee Donnelly (@DonnellyAntonia) April 5, 2022
I feel sorry for the January 6th Committee, having to listen to Ivanka take the Fifth over and over today in that fake whisper-porn voice of hers.
— ? Scary Larry ? ????????? (@StompTheGOP) April 5, 2022
Ivanka Trump is testifying before the January 6th Committee today.
In other breaking news, her father just issued a statement saying, in part, “I never met her, but if I did, I would totally date her.”
— KD ?????? (@kdnerak33) April 5, 2022