House Democrats recently mentioned Ivanka Trump multiple times Wednesday during the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee hearing with IRS whistleblowers who allege the government’s investigation into Hunter Biden was mishandled via Newsweek.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is a New York Democrat, was the first to do so when she said that if lawmakers “want to follow the evidence, perhaps we should discuss Ivanka Trump’s investigation…who was close to being charged with felony fraud.”
It has been noted that the fellow Democratic Representatives Melanie Stansbury of New Mexico and Robert Garcia of California also brought up Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, who also served as an adviser to her father during his time in the White House.
Meanwhile, during her questioning of IRS Criminal Investigator Joseph Ziegler and IRS Special Agent Gary Shapley, Ocasio-Cortez raised allegations that Donald Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz provided political contributions to then-Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to have charges dismissed against Ivanka.
The former president’s daughter had been named in a 2012 investigation in which she and Donald Trump Jr. allegedly misled prospective buyers of units in a hotel and condo development.
“Those charges were dismissed,” she said. “President Trump’s attorney provided over $50,000 in political contributions after the case was dismissed.”
Ocasio-Cortez continued, “So, we talk about political contributions. If we’re following the evidence, that if this committee is going to go there, that they’d be willing to open investigations into the dismissed charges of Ivanka Trump.”
.@AOC "If we do want to follow the evidence, perhaps we should discuss Ivanka Trump's investigation being charged who is close to being charged with felony fraud after Donald Trump's personal attorney provided political contributions to the local D.A. the charges were dismissed." pic.twitter.com/nFg61mcHDF
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 19, 2023