The AP has a story that essentially asks, What does the First Shady Know and When Did She Know It?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office with his daughter Ivanka and Vice President Mike Pence’s national security adviser on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, when he made yet another push to pressure Pence…
…Now the House committee investigating the riot wants to know what else Ivanka Trump heard and saw that day as they try to stitch together the narrative of the riots and the former president’s role in instigating them. There was a frantic effort by many of Trump’s top supporters to persuade him to intervene, and some directly sought to use his daughter as their conduit.
But they bury the lede and many paragraphs later we learn:
Hours after Trump’s call to Pence, Ivanka Trump joined brother Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Kimberly Guilfoyle under a large tent at the rally to listen to Trump’s speech.
She reportedly told aides she “decided to attend only because she had hoped to calm the president and help keep the event on an even keel.”
And then Hair Furor tweeted, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution …” and
all hell broke loose, er, legitimate political discourse ensued . A strange thing happens: Senatorette Lindsey Graham knows the gentle touch of a lady will sooth the savage breast and whatnot!
…Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., then called Ivanka Trump, pleading that the president “ask people to leave.”
“We’re working on it,” she replied.
At that point, staffers acknowledged that despite efforts by Meadows, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Kellogg, the only person who could get through to him would be his daughter.
Ivanka Trump, according to testimony, went on to make at least two “tenacious” attempts to reason with her father as staffers were bombarded with messages from Trump allies begging him to quell the violence.
So it seems that The First Shady’s testimony is needed to establish Hair Füror’s state of mind. As you might recall, his one-time allie and press secretary Stephanie ‘3-olives’ Grisham has testified that:
Back in the White House, as staffers watched in shock at what was unfolding down Pennsylvania Avenue on television screens positioned throughout the West Wing, Trump’s attention was so rapt that he hit rewind and watched certain moments again, according to Stephanie Grisham, a former White House press secretary.
“Look at all of the people fighting for me,” Trump said, according to Grisham, who also served as chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump. At one point, the president was confused why staffers weren’t as excited as he was watching the unrest unfold.
So it’s complicated as any Electra complex can be, but on a larger stage.
UPDATE 1: H/T Scissorhead MDavis –