Ivanka Trump, the elder daughter of former President Donald J. Trump, instructed a documentary movie crew in the center of December 2020 that her father ought to “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted” as a result of individuals had been questioning “the sanctity of our elections.”
The video, which was performed for The New York Times by somebody with entry to it, was a part of a trove that the filmmaker Alex Holder turned over to the House choose committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol. He recorded a number of hours of interviews with Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, a few of Mr. Trump’s grownup kids and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mr. Holder is anticipated to be interviewed by the committee on Thursday.
Neither Mr. Holder nor the committee has disclosed the contents of the full trove of movies, and neither has commented on whether or not it supplies substantial new details about Mr. Trump’s efforts to reverse his election loss.
But the small piece of it seen by The Times was putting for the way it exhibits Ms. Trump utilizing a different tone in describing her father’s efforts to overturn the final result than she did in the portion of her deposition to the House committee that has been made public up to now.
The interview for the documentary was performed on Dec. 10, 2020, the particular person with entry to the video mentioned. That was 9 days after a public assertion by Attorney General William P. Barr, who declared at the time that there was no widespread fraud impacting the election’s final result, a uncommon public rebuke of Mr. Trump’s claims at the time.
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In her recorded interview with the House committee, Ms. Trump mentioned that Mr. Barr’s feedback “affected my perspective.”
“I respect Attorney General Barr so I accepted what he said,” she mentioned. The committee could launch extra video of her recorded testimony.
People shut to Ms. Trump have insisted that she had distanced herself from what was happening round her father at the moment. Those individuals have mentioned that, after the race was referred to as for Joseph R. Biden Jr., Ms. Trump started focusing on winding down her workplace and searching towards a new life in Miami.
Yet in the video with the filmmaker, Ms. Trump, describing her father’s positive aspects in votes amongst key demographic teams, had a different response when requested whether or not she had a “take” on her father’s “very clear position on the results and what’s going on.”
“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,” Ms. Trump replied. “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.”
She went on, “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 mentioned that he “will continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted and that’s what he should do.”
An aide to Ms. Trump didn’t reply to a message about the new video.
The filmmaker was linked to Mr. Kushner by Jason Greenblatt, a former lawyer at the Trump Organization after which the White House envoy to the Middle East. The movie was envisioned as a legacy undertaking for Mr. Trump, in accordance to two individuals conversant in the way it took place.