When Ivanka Trump sat down with January 6 investigators last April, she told them, as we heard from her taped testimony during the committee’s first public hearing, that she believed Attorney General Bill Barr when he said there was absolutely no evidence that the election had been stolen from Donald Trump, a.k.a. her dad. Barr’s declaration “affected my perspective,” she told the House panel. “I respect Attorney General Bill Barr. So I accepted what he was saying.” Given the attempt by the former first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, to rehabilitate their images post-violent-insurrection, Ivanka’s comments to the people investigating her father were not exactly surprising, if rage-inducing to Trump. Indeed, just one day before the January 6 committee kicked off its series of public hearings, The New York Times published an article in which anonymous sources familiar with the couple’s bedroom conversations noted that the duo totally knew Trump had lost the election—even before it was officially called for Joe Biden—and had “washed” their hands of the 45th president and his attempt to stay in power. The only problem? New video evidence showing Ivanka cheering on her dad’s plot as late as December 2020. Oops!
The New York Times reports that Ivanka Trump told a documentary film crew in mid-December 2020 that her father should “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted” because people were supposedly questioning “the sanctity of our elections.” The video is part of footage the House committee subpoenaed from the filmmaker, Alex Holder, who recorded interviews with people including Ivanka, Mike Pence, Jared Kushner, the then president, and his two adult sons. Holder complied with the subpoena and is scheduled to be interviewed by the panel on Thursday.
According to the Times, Ivanka sat down with the film crew on December 10, 2020—nine days after Bill Barr said in a public statement that the Department of Justice found no evidence of fraud sufficient to overturn the election. (An aide to Ivanka Trump did not respond to the Times’ request for comment.) Despite her subsequent claim that she had “accepted” Barr’s assessment, in the video viewed by the Times, Ivanka declared: “I think that, as the president has said, every single vote needs to be counted and needs to be heard, and he campaigned for the voiceless. And I think a lot of Americans feel very, very disenfranchised right now, and really, question the sanctity of our elections, and that’s not right, it’s not acceptable. And he has to take on this fight. Look, you fight for what you love the most and he loves this country and he loves this country’s people, and he wants to make sure that their voice is, is heard and not muted.” She added that her father “will continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted and that’s what he should do.”
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While this revelation would be pretty upsetting to anyone born with the gene for shame, it’s pretty much par for the course for Ivanka and Jared, who are no doubt already working on how to spin the news that they’re full of shit. Earlier this month—after the Times article suggested that the couple had absolutely nothing to do with the sordid false election claims and knew from the beginning that Trump had lost—Rolling Stone reported that, actually, Kushner was “directly” involved in Trump’s early attempt to overturn the election, and in the week following November 3, “took charge in overseeing the development of plans to keep Trump in office.” So it’s basically a two-for-one deal.
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Anyone looking for love with a 91-year-old Aussie whose “news” network has single-handedly scrambled the brains of millions of Americans?
Rupert Murdoch, the media titan, and Jerry Hall, the model and actress, are getting divorced, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. The people would speak only anonymously to discuss a personal matter. Bryce Tom, a spokesman for Mr. Murdoch, declined to comment. Representatives for Ms. Hall could not immediately be reached for comment. Mr. Murdoch’s divorce, his fourth, is unlikely to alter the ownership structure of businesses he holds stakes in, which include parent companies of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.… Mr. Murdoch and Ms. Hall wed in March 2016 at a centuries-old mansion in central London. Mr. Murdoch marked the occasion by announcing on Twitter that he would stop posting on the platform, calling himself “the luckiest and happiest man in the world.” The October-December pairing—Ms. Hall is 65, Mr. Murdoch 91—made the couple the regular subject of rival tabloids, with paparazzi regularly catching the two smiling broadly on a pristine beach, in a wintry football stadium, or at a black-tie opening.
Some of you might be wondering why this man keeps getting married (and divorced), and why he won’t just die already. And the twofold answer is that (1) he‘s apparently a lover at heart, and (2) the worst people in the world will outlive us all. Anyway, who wants to be lucky wife number five?