All the world’s a stage, and the January 6th select committee certainly understands that.
Their first public hearings regarding the attempted insurrection at the Capitol occurred on Thursday night, in primetime, and were produced by a former ABC television executive, reinforcing the dramatic, circus-like air of the affair.
And then there were the alleged “bombshells” they highlighted, including a few choice cuts of a lengthy interview with Ivanka Trump that appeared to be used in an attempt to drive a wedge between her and her father, the former President.
The Democratic-led committee presented video of testimony from notable Trump administration figures including his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, Attorney General William Barr, campaign spokesperson Jason Miller and General Mark Milley.
Barr in videotaped testimony said: “I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which I call the bulls***. And, you know, I didn’t want to be a part of it.”
The committee then brought Trump’s family into the equation.
Barr’s view convinced Trump’s daughter.Advertisement - story continues below
“I respect Attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he was saying,” Ivanka Trump said in videotaped testimony.
Trump responded on Truth Social, alleging that Ivanka was in no way a part of viewing the evidence of election fraud that he himself had seen, and that he disagreed with her inclination to put faith in the words of Bill Barr.