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Former Friend Says Ivanka Trump Had An Abortion In High School

The majority of Americans think a woman should have the legal right to end a pregnancy if she chooses to, and the numbers are pretty overwhelming.

NPR recently reported that fully three-quarters of those surveyed wanted to keep Roe v. Wade in place, and yet the Supreme Court overturned the precedent which had been set by the high court almost five decades ago in 1973:

A total of 77% say the Supreme Court should uphold Roe, but within that there’s a lot of nuance — 26% say they would like to see it remain in place, but with more restrictions added; 21% want to see Roe expanded to establish the right to abortion under any circumstance; 16% want to keep it the way it is; and 14% want to see some of the restrictions allowed under Roe reduced. Just 13% overall say it should be overturned.

Be sure and read that last line carefully: Only 13% said Roe should be overturned. 77% percent wanted it upheld. That’s about as overwhelming as it gets when it comes to public opinion polls in a nation as divided as the United States.

Who else thought abortion was just fine? Based on what a former friend is saying, Ivanka Trump had no problem with abortion when she became pregnant in high school, according to a startling report from News.com:

A former friend of Ivanka Trump has taken to social media to claim that she supported her in getting an abortion when she was younger.

In the since-deleted tweet, Lauren Santo Domingo, a high school friend of Ivanka’s, claimed to have taken Ivanka, first daughter of former President Donald Trump and former senior White House Adviser, to get the alleged abortion.

The 46-year-old businesswoman and socialite also called out Ivanka for staying silent on abortion rights.

“Ivanka Trump you are noticeably quiet today,” Domingo’s tweet read.

“The high school friends who took you to get an abortion are not.”

It’s perfectly fine that Ivanka saw herself in need of an abortion and was able to do so legally and safely. What’s galling is the hypocrisy of her and others in the Trump family who try to act holier-than-thou even though more than a few of them (i.e. her father and her oldest brother, Don Jr.) have cheated on their wives and probably paid for dozens of abortions over the years.

The hypocrisy is what ticked off most people who commented on the revelation about Ivanka.

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Trump Faithful Now Claiming Ivanka’s Jan. 6 Testimony Was Computer Generated

What can a person do when they find out they’ve been wrong for years and living in what can best be called a waking state of total delusion?

Well, if you’re a hardcore supporter of failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, you find a new delusion to replace the one shattered by the arrival of reality.

Such is the case with videotaped testimony given by former Attorney General William Barr and Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, which was presented last week as part of the January 6 House Select Committee’s public hearings.

Barr called Trump’s insistence that the 2020 election had been stolen from him delusional, remarking:

“He’s become detached from reality if he really believes this stuff.”

According to the York Dispatch, that led some of the MAGA faithful to suggest that Barr was “playing a role,” while others saw other, darker forces at play:

One post that spread widely this week suggested Barr was paid by Dominion Voting Systems, a company targeted by Trump and his supporters with baseless claims of vote rigging. “From 2009 to 2018, DOMINION PAID BARR $1.2 million in cash and granted him another $1.1 million in stock awards, according to SEC filings. (No wonder Barr can’t find any voter fraud!),” the post read.

Wrong Dominion. Barr was paid by Dominion Energy, a publicly traded company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, that provides power and heat to customers in several mid-Atlantic states.

And then there’s Ivanka, Donald’s favorite child and the one he’s been lusting over since she was 13, though the perverted thoughts may have started years earlier.

In her testimony, Ivanka said she also didn’t accept her father’s claims that the election had been hijacked and stolen by Democrats, especially since Barr told the whole thing was complete bullshit.

How did the Trumpers handle that one? Simple. They either said it was part of an elaborate ruse or wasn’t real in the first place. It was all done with computers:

Jordan Sather, a leading proponent of the QAnon theory, claims both Barr and Ivanka Trump lied during their testimony on Trump’s orders, part of an elaborate scheme to defeat Trump’s enemies by confusing Congress and the American public.

“I can just imagine Donald Trump telling Ivanka: ’Hey, go to this hearing, say these things. Screw with their heads,’” Sather said last week on his online show.

Some Trump supporters dismissed Ivanka Trump’s testimony entirely by questioning whether any of it was real. That’s another common refrain seen on far-right message boards. Many posters say they don’t even believe the hearings are happening, but are a Hollywood production starring stand-ins for the former president’s daughter and others.

“She looks different in a big way,” one poster asked on Telegram. “CGI?”

It must be exhausting to be a Trump supporter. One day you have to believe his lies and the next you have to deny reality altogether. It’s enough to drive a person crazy, though for most of the Trump faithful it was a very short ride.

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Twitter Had A Field Day With ‘Soulless’ Ivanka’s Video Deposition To The January 6 Committee

If you watched the first half-hour or so of Thursday evening’s public hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, then you saw a clip from a video deposition from Ivanka Trump, daughter of failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump in which she made it clear she didn’t think her father had been cheated out of a second term in office.

Specifically, Ivanka said when former Attorney General Bill Barr stated there had been no voting irregularities in the 2020 presidential election, that sealed the deal for her:

“It affected my perspective. I respect Attorney General Barr. So, I accepted what he said and what he was saying.”

What struck many people about that clip, however, was how completely empty Ivanka looked. Her eyes appeared to have no light to them. It was like watching a zombie testify, and it was downright creepy.

Of course, when you consider that the entire Trump family has always had a supreme sense of entitlement, it makes sense that Ivanka would look hollow and sullen. After all, her dream of a Trump political dynasty has been irreparably smashed and now she and her brothers will be lucky if they can even manage to grift enough money to keep them ensconced in the luxury they’ve grown accustomed to. They might even have to go out and (gasp!) work for a living.

It didn’t take long before Twitter was alight with all sorts of remarks about Ivanka’s appearance:

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Jan. 6 Committee Public Hearings Will Feature Video Of Don Jr. And Ivanka’s Closed-Door Testimony

With public hearings beginning next month, the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection is finalizing its witness list and the main topics which will be presented to the American people.

CNN reports that the first hearing will be on June 9:

The first hearing, set for June 9, will be a broad overview of the panel’s 10-month investigation and set the stage for subsequent hearings, which are expected to cover certain topics or themes including what President Donald Trump was doing as the riot unfolded, the pushing of baseless election fraud claims that motivated rioters, how law enforcement responded to the attack, and the organizing and financing behind the January 6 rallies, sources tell CNN.

While the setup of the hearings is still a work in progress and evolving, sources note, the presentations will likely feature video clips from January 6, as well as some of the nearly 1,000 interviews the committee has conducted behind closed doors. That could help the committee share more testimony, as well as deal with potentially recalcitrant witnesses.

Those video clips will include ones of people very close to failed, one-term former President Donald Trump:

Among the witnesses whose testimony was videotaped were members of Trump’s family, including recent interviews with Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

There will also be some key witnesses who may testify at the hearings, including former Justice Department officials Jeff Rosen and Richard Donoghue, who served interim attorney general and deputy attorney general in the final days of the Trump administration. 

Top aides to former Vice President Mike Pence will also be on the final witness list, but it remains unclear if Pence himself will be called to testify at the public hearings.

The Jan. 6 panel’s work has been divided into teams, designated as gold, blue, and green.

The gold team, according to CNN “has examined efforts by Trump and his allies to pressure Justice Department officials, as well as those at the state level, to overturn the results of the election. Thompson told CNN in January that the hearings would likely include testimony from state election officials, as well as former top members of the Trump Justice Department.”

The blue team, on the other hand, will lay out “how government agencies and law enforcement prepared for and responded to the January 6 attack.”

The green team had the task of tracking the money trail connected to January 6, including the funding behind the rallies held that day.

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Ivanka Trump Played A Role In The Overturning Of Roe v. Wade: Report

Though it may sound absurd at first mention, it turns out that Ivanka Trump also played a small role in making sure that Roe v. Wade is on the verge of being overturned by the Supreme Court, according to a fascinating new article from the Washington Post.

According to the report, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had the Supreme Court on his mind when Trump was elected:

He soon called Donald McGahn, campaign counsel to the president-elect, who was slated to become the top White House lawyer. A week later, Leonard Leo, the head of the conservative Federalist Society and a McConnell ally, was sitting with the president-elect and his advisers in Trump Tower in New York with a list of six potential conservative nominees alphabetically typed onto a piece of personalized stationary, according to people familiar with the meeting, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal internal discussions.

Who was also at that meeting? Ivanka Trump, who later became a top White House adviser in her father’s administration:

As incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, came in and out of the room, Leo laid out a road map for Trump on the federal court system, potentially transforming the foundational understanding of rights in AmericaIt was a moment anti-abortion activists had been working toward for decades: The highest reaches of Republican power finally focused, in unison, on achieving the once implausible goal of revisiting the jurisprudence of the 1960s and 1970s, including Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

As a result of that meeting, Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett (all hardline conservative judges) to the highest court in the land, laying the groundwork for the potential end of legal abortion in the United States.

The leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion on abortion this past week showed that a majority of the court is now poised to do just that, with three of the five potential votes for overturning Roe coming from justices recommended by Leo, appointed by Trump and confirmed under the leadership of McConnell. At a lunch with more than a dozen others [in 2016] at the powerhouse law firm Jones Day, Trump said he wanted to make the Supreme Court a campaign priority, surprising some in the room, including Leo, a devout Catholic who regularly visits the Vatican. Leo told others it was easy to come up with list of judges that would please the Republican base because there were decades of conservative lawyers in the pipeline.

And now at least five of those conservatives are ready to relegate the United States to third world status when it comes to the issue of reproductive rights.