Did you hear that? It was the sound of Ivanka Trump frantically Googling the penalty for perjury under federal law. (Answer: Up to five years plus fines.)During yesterday’s January 6 hearing, Ivanka’s former chief of staff, Julie Radford, basically threw her under the bus by directly contradicting sworn testimony she gave to the committee back in April.Related: Trump so pissed at Ivanka for testifying to Jan 6 committee that he can no longer imagine dating herRadford served as Ivanka’s chief of staff during her entire time pretending to be a government employee in the White House.
The two were virtually inseparable from 2017 until the day Ivanka was seen weeping on that tarmac as her dad gave his final speech as U.S.
President. A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump)During yesterday’s hearing, the committee played video of Radford explaining why Ivanka accompanied Donald Trump to the Ellipse for his pre-insurrection speech on January 6, 2021.To set things up, video was played of Ivanka testifying that she didn’t attend the “Stop the Steal” rally in an effort to calm her dad down after a heated exchange he had with ex-vice president Mike Pence.“It has been reported that you ultimately decided to attend the rally because you hoped that you would calm the president and keep [him] on an even keel,” one of the investigators asked Ivanka in the video. “Is that accurate?”To which the former first daughter replied under oath, “No.
I don’t know who said that or where that came from.”Related: It sure looks like Ivanka lied in her testimony to the January 6 committeeThe committee then showed video testimony of Radford, who literally said the exact opposite.“What did she share with you about why it was concerning that her.