Ivanka Trump testified to the House select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection that she believed Attorney General Bill Barr’s assessment that her father’s election fraud claims were “bullshit,” according to deposition video aired during the panel’s first hearing on Thursday.
Barr released a statement after the election announcing that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread fraud in the election. The committee’s legal team asked Ivanka Trump how Barr’s statement affected her “perspective about the election.”
The committee also played clips from Barr’s deposition. The former attorney general, who stepped down amid former President Donald Trump’s fury over Barr’s statement, repeatedly told the committee that he told Trump and his team that the fraud claims were “bullshit.”
“I had three discussions with the president that I can recall. One was on Nov. 23, one was on Dec. 1 and one on Dec. 14, and I’ve been through sort of the give and take of those discussions, and in that context I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which I told the president was bullshit,” he told the committee’s legal team.