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The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate as lawmakers make their first public attempt to arrange an interview with a Trump family member.

Why is the committee harassing such a qualified lady who did so much during her four years of public service during the previous administration? What about Hunter Biden?

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The net closes around Trump little by little.

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Complicit. The new fragrance by Ivanka Trump.

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The net closes around Trump little by little.

Yeah, the left has been saying that since Bob Mueller was appointed by Special Council

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Yeah, the left has been saying that since Bob Mueller was appointed by Special Council

A lot’s happened since then.

There’s no rush, these things take time and it’s terribly entertaining in the meantime.

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A lot’s happened since then. 

Yeah, nothing.

There’s no rush, these things take time and it’s terribly entertaining in the meantime

Again, the usual suspects here were saying the exact same thing 4 years ago multiple times….

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Again, the usual suspects here were saying the exact same thing 4 years ago multiple times….

You mean “the left”?

Everyone who disagrees with you, and that is the vast majority, cannot be lumped into one group.

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Ivanka will be the first one to squeal, then the rest of the pathetic brood will follow.

Feel sorry for trump, his favorite is going to send him to prison, ROFL!!!

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Feel sorry for trump, his favorite is going to send him to prison, ROFL!!!

And Nancy Pelosi will become President of the US, lol.

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And a new betting line opens in Las Vegas - which Trump kid will take "the 5th" more times....

Eric currently has the record - 500 times.....

https://news.yahoo.com/eric-trump-pleaded-fifth-more-005458590.html

The odds are Ivanka beats that since as Steve Bannon so accurately said, "She's as dumb as a brick"....

But the overall odds are on Junior who Bannon said "will crack like an egg" when he is brought in to testify....

Amazing the children aren't listening to their father who has said; "If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?." "You see the mob takes the Fifth,"

Well stated Donald...

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And Nancy Pelosi will become President of the US, lol.

It would make a lot more sense than a failed real estate developer and habitual grifter.

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It would make a lot more sense than a failed real estate developer and habitual grifter.

Ok, name calling aside (as if that helps the left) let’s see if she will become the nominee, if that happens, then I might believe Trump will go to prison, until then keep wishing….really.

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They say U.S. Capitol insurrection, but nobody has been arrested for insurrection

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bass4funkToday  08:19 am JST

Again, the usual suspects here were saying the exact same thing 4 years ago multiple times….

Just like you, in other words.

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Will she or won't she? The plot of this soap may turn Shakespearean if she flips and favorite child and daughter is thrown under the bus by her raving mad father. Whatever, the fate of the Trumps will lie, as ever, in the hands of America's elite political class which has been visibly dragging its feet so far out of fear of "dirty linen" fallout on the status quo.

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Just like you, in other words.

And did anything happen in those years? But yeah, I get it, it’s their final hurrah, they had a very bad week as well as this President and it’s only going to get worse for them.

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"The net closes" "The walls are closing in" "The lastest bombshell report" "Mounting evidence of"

Haven't we been hearing the same cant for years from Trump's enemies, so desperate to find something to pin on him? It is getting to the point of parody. To paraphrase the Soviet police state, 'Show me the man and I will find the crime'. Sounds like what we have been seeing for a long time.

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hey Ray Epps is actually being interviewed under oath with a transcript today.

We were told he already had been by Adam Kinzinger- but that was false, of course. Someone had just asked "hey Ray, do you work for the FBI?" and he said "nope" and that was it. Which was odd because he is Oathkeepers leadership. .

Ivanka, well I dont expect she will be saying much. Might as well ask Barron and Melania too, and then start with the ex-wives on this political based witch hunt.

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The AvengerToday  07:51 am JST

Complicit. The new fragrance by Ivanka Trump.

Just as guilty. She's the daughter-wife of 'Daddy'.

But the overall odds are on Junior who Bannon said "will crack like an egg" when he is brought in to testify....

Amazing the children aren't listening to their father who has said; "If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?." "You see the mob takes the Fifth,"

Well stated Donald...

Yeah, Donald lipped off that pleading the Fifth meant that you are guilty. Et tu?

bass4funkToday  08:36 am JST

Feel sorry for trump, his favorite is going to send him to prison, ROFL!!!

And Nancy Pelosi will become President of the US, lol.

No, because Nancy isn't running for POTUS anytime soon.

Bob FosseToday  08:28 am JST

Again, the usual suspects here were saying the exact same thing 4 years ago multiple times….

You mean “the left”?

Everyone who disagrees with you, and that is the vast majority, cannot be lumped into one group.

In 2020 the Lincoln Project aired anti-Trump ads online out the yinyang. They are Republicans disgusted with his ill-mannered undiplomatic demeanor, his kissy-up to Putin and his criminal activities. They called him a traitor. They are angry at how he hijacked the party for his selfish ego.

Of course, on the social and historical scale, everything outside of fascism is 'left' to them. And Donald Trump IS a fascist, therefore everyone who opposes him is 'left' to him. The name-calling used to be the 'Communist' tag but this 2022, not 1962.

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The committee cited testimony that Ivanka Trump implored her father to quell the violence by his supporters and investigators want to ask about her actions while the insurrection was underway. “Testimony obtained by the Committee indicates that members of the White House staff requested your assistance on multiple occasions to intervene in an attempt to persuade President Trump to address the ongoing lawlessness and violence on Capitol Hill," Thompson wrote.

Not only Ivanka - a whole host of people tried to get Trump to tell his violent mob to back off....

Most infamously, McCarthy called Trump and cursed him out to try to get him to call off the dogs...then there was Don Jr texting Meadows and begging him to get Trump to stop the violence (I guess he's not allowed to call his father directly)....

And how about all those Fox News talking heads who were furiously texting and calling telling Trump to stop the chaos - and then lied or denied it for 11 months...

Of course, Trump was in the dining room tucking into a few Big Macs and enjoying it all on TV...

Welcome to MAGA-world....

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Please keep the focus on this ridiculous committee while any chance of Democrats maintaining any majority in the House and Senate fall down all around them. Please continue to follow Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger into the abyss. Their irrational hatred of Republicans, while being Republicans, they might be planted into the group to cause chaos, like the FBI informants were.

No one who is an undecided voter cares about this anymore. at all.

inflation, the crashing economy, foreign affairs, national security, supply chain, a President who speaks imprecisely enough to be able to cause an unintended war....who has time to care about this media manufactured drama of whether Ivanka will testify or not.

By tomorrow we will hear she wont, and move on.

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And Nancy Pelosi will become President of the US, lol.

She has a better chance of becoming president than trump, ROFL.

Unless they have elections at Rikers and he can overturn elections there!!!

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No, because Nancy isn't running for POTUS anytime soon. 

And Trump is not going to prison…unless they bend the civic and the constitution.

*In 2020 the Lincoln Project aired anti-Trump ads online out the yinyang. They are Republicans disgusted with his ill-mannered undiplomatic demeanor, his kissy-up to Putin*

https://nypost.com/2020/07/21/lincoln-project-founders-have-ties-to-russia-tax-troubles-docs/

Very confusing….

*and his criminal activities. They called him a traitor. They are angry at how he hijacked the party for his selfish ego. *

Yeah, no one takes the LP seriously, even Bill Krystol is a bit less of a joke

Of course, on the social and historical scale, everything outside of fascism is 'left' to them. And Donald Trump IS a fascist, therefore everyone who opposes him is 'left' to him. The name-calling used to be the 'Communist' tag but this 2022, not 1962.

Not sure what all that meant, but suffice to say that this is all very interesting to watch. My biggest concern is when this fails (and it will) what on earth will the left do or try to do again? Finally throw in the towel?

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Those who feel sorry for Ivanka should remember that she used her father’s unnatural obsession with her to her advantage.

She and Jared have milked this obsession for all it’s worth!

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Ivanka also needs to remember that despite trump’s feelings for her, she cannot claim spousal privilege.

And there is no father daughter privilege!!!!

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bass4funkToday  09:30 am JST

"Just like you, in other words."

And did anything happen in those years?

That wasn't my point.

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One can just imagine....

Mrs Kushner, did you father, the then President, collude with violent far-right groups before the Jan 6th attack on the Capitol, and did this collusion include Republican members of Congress?

Uh....Umm....Well......It was all Junior and Eric's fault - Daddy and I knew nothing about it - it was all planned, executed, and then covered up by those two. They even used the same conference room at Trump Tower where they met with the Russians in 2016. They're guilty as sin - and if they say WE ALL WERE IN ON IT, they are just lying...

Now, with that said, may I interest any of you here today in one of these luxurious Chinese-made handbags?

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The purpose is to make sure that Republican is not Donald Trump. 

yes but when you make that totally obvious that you are against one person and will do anything to prevent him from winning or even running- that is when you play into the "witch hunt" narrative.

if the people want to choose him, then he will be the President. If they dont, he wont and DeSantis will likely be. What liberals dont understand is the more you talk about Trump and the more you unfairly attack him, the more likely he wins again. The is enough to attack fairly without bringing all this other nonsense into it.

People on this side actually dont care as much as you think. Trump or DeSantis or anyone else who brings the Trump policies is perfectly fine. Joe Biden has ruined the Presidency for Dems for at least the next 2 terms.

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I mean, what was Biden really? Anyone but Trump!

What are liberals pushing for now? Anyone but Trump!

Dont you see what that got our country? maybe try a different way of thinking.

Bidens approval is 2.8% higher than Trump. He basically is Trump, just without all the good policies.

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That wasn't my point

But that was my point, the result.

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@bass and black

“We are particularly interested in this question: Why didn’t White House staff simply ask the President to walk to the briefing room and appear on live television — to ask the crowd to leave the capital?"

Are you interested in this question? Or are you more interested in talking about “the left” and Ray Epps?

The issue at hand is what Trump was doing during the breach of the capitol. I would think even conservatives would want to know that.

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Not so interested in what Trump was doing or why people think immediately going on TV was the key. The people at the Capitol were...at the Capitol, not watching TV.

If Trump was actually in charge of all this as some claim, he could have just sent a secret message to his representatives on site and it would have immediately stopped at his command.

By claiming he needed to make a public statement or go on TV, it just actually further proves he wasnt involved or in control of this by the fact that he couldnt stop it just by calling someone.

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Well, if she shows up, which is doubtful, they definitely need to ask her about his;

*Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw efforts in December 2020 to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states that Trump lost, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the scheme. The sources said members of former President Donald Trump's campaign team were far more involved than previously known in the plan, a core tenet of the broader plot to overturn President Joe Biden's victory when Congress counted the electoral votes on January 6. The source also said the Trump campaign lined up supporters to fill elector slots, secured meeting rooms in statehouses for the fake electors to meet on December 14, 2020, and circulated drafts of fake certificates that were ultimately sent to the National Archives.*

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/20/politics/trump-campaign-officials-rudy-giuliani-fake-electors/index.html

Illegitimate electors, secret meetings, fake election certificates...more evidence of "The Big Steal" emerges each day....confirming what we all know - it was a clear attempted coup....

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if the people want to choose him, then he will be the President. If they dont, he wont 

That already happened and some people including himself still won’t accept it.

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That already happened and some people including himself still won’t accept it.

You do know that there is ANOTHER election coming right? We get to do it all over again.

Despite Joe Biden's claims that elections are illegitimate now (including his own) because they didnt have voting rights legislation.

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You do know that there is ANOTHER election coming right? We get to do it all over again.

And what will your excuse for losing be next time?

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By claiming he needed to make a public statement or go on TV, it just actually further proves he wasnt involved or in control of this by the fact that he couldntstop it just by calling someone.

That’s some pretty odd “logic”. The fact that Trump did nothing for three hours strongly suggests he wanted the insurrectionists to succeed in stopping the certification of the election. Nobody said Trump orchestrated the entire insurrection.

All Conservatives want to know is, will the left be as concerned about the summer riots of what the Antifa and BLM staged during those few months,

Are “antifa” and BLM the president of the United States? Are violent protests the same as trying to stop the certification of anelection, and thereby subverting democracy? Let’s get real and refrain from bad faith arguments, shall we?

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How are those bamboo fibers coming along? Panning out?

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PM but isn't "Orchestrating the insurrection" the basis of any criminal charges?

If Trump just sat back, got some popcorn, and enjoyed the show...well that makes him a douche bag. Not surprising behavior I must say, but hardly criminal. He was probably enjoying seeing people fart on Nancy Pelosi's desk. It is in his character to be vindictive and petty, no doubt. But that is a far cry from criminal.

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Sad to see as a comment on the wretched state of humanity's hypocrisy, but for too many folks the ex-"King of Gaslighters" is still wearing the "new clothes" he's worn for the last 50 years and yet, who would like to serve time, like the hapless Michael Cohen", for a fraction of the crimes committed hidden in plain sight by the Trump clan.

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She sipped champagne on Jan 6 watching events unfold.

Called the terrorists who attacked the Capitol 'patriots'

Made $640 million as a 'presidential advisor' through nepotism and corruption.

And she thought she was going to be our 1st female President, ROFL!

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Nobody said Trump orchestrated the entire insurrection. 

Thats good to know! except lots of "nobodies" are actually claiming differently. kind of why this whole committee exists and why there is an almost daily article here about it.

then who did orchestrate it when Trump didnt? the FBI says no one did, least of all the informants they supposedly didnt have in the crowd.

so if no one orchestrated it, lets wrap up this Jan 6th committee as a waste of time. The individuals involved already have their own criminal cases to be held accountable.

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Ivanka submitted false financial statements to Deutsche Bank and the US government during her time as the primary contact for the Trump Org.

The trump org was directly involved in the Presidential Inauguration Committee where they paid trump hotel Washington DC money beyond the market rates.

And now she is being asked to voluntarily testify and will be subpoenaed if she doesn't.

Me thinks there are a few really really scared people in Florida today!!!

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I have to imagine scraping fingernails across a chalkboard would be more enjoyable than interviewing Ivanka Trump.

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It appears the Congressional January 6th committee already has significant information regarding her activities and phone calls that day from the testimony of other witnesses before the committee and documents the committee has subpoenaed. I expect the committee wants to hear what her version of events is and compare this to the other evidence already in the committee's possession. What happens beyond that I suppose depends a lot on what she says under oath.

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If Trump just sat back, got some popcorn, and enjoyed the show...well that makes him a douche bag. Not surprising behavior I must say, but hardly criminal. 

But isn't that precisely a breach of his oath of office (to do nothing instead of "to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States"? Does this oath mean anything if it can be broken repeatedly with impunity? And what about the evidence already in the public domain that clearly points to what Trump actually DID that should make him criminally liable and fit to do time?

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Ivanka sent many text messages to her father, the president on Jan 6 asking him to react and call off the protestors on the Capitol Building. Instead, Trump sat in a darkened room off the Oval Office watching Fox News well into the evening.

Ok, so why was the quest of sending in the National Guard denied by Pelosi?

VP Pence was the one to call in the National Guard.

Actually, it was Pelosi's job as House Speaker, but ok, let's focus our hate on Trump and skate over Pelosi's role.

Trump was a manic disgrace that day and every day since. 

For the left and establishment, probably.

Biden’s successes or failures as president have nothing to do with Trump’s behavior from Election Day 2020 to this moment

What successes? List?

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Ok, so why was the quest of sending in the National Guard denied by Pelosi?

It wasn’t. If you believe that you’ve been misinformed.

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so if no one orchestrated it, lets wrap up this Jan 6th committee as a waste of time.

You’re being reductionist here. Inciting a seditious act is a crime as well. So is aiding and abetting sedition.

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It wasn’t. If you believe that you’ve been misinformed.

That's ok, you can believe that. I watched the entire thing unfold. But let the Dems proceed with this while they still can.

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I mean, what was Biden really? Anyone but Trump!

Yes. Biden is a bad president, whose pitch was "Republicans will come to their senses if I am elected", which was obviously a fantasy.

But Trump was, and is, an imbecile. I don't think he is a fascist, because that would imply a level of intelligence that could attach itself to a specific political ideology. Trump did fascist things, for sure, but only under the instruction of actual fascists like Steve Bannon and Steve Miller.

Biden is a bad President. Trump was worse.

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