Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and a grad jury have indicted former President Donald Trump this past week on business charges which are not publicly known as they are under seal at this time. What is known is that Bragg has been investigating Trump since he took office over the matter of money paid to a porn star prior to the 2016 election.
On Thursday, Manhattan’s district attorney and Donald Trump’s lawyer confirmed that a grand jury had indicted the former president. Trump has repeatedly stated that he has broken no laws and that the investigation is a “witch hunt” similar to others that have borne no fruit against the former president.
It is completely unprecedented that a former president, let alone a former president running for office, would have charges brought against him, especially charges in a long-ago matter that seemed to be settled. Trump has posted repeatedly about the situation:
“I believe this Witch Hunt will backfire massively on Joe Biden. The American people realize exactly what the radical left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it. So our Movement and our Party–united and strong, will first defeat Alvin Bragg, and then we will defeat Joe Biden, and we are going to throw every last one of these Crooked Democrats out of office so we can MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Behind the scenes, Trump has been reorganizing his team since last year in preparation for announcing his bid for a return to the White House, and had previously announced that his children who had been a part of his team in his previous tenure would be stepping back to focus on other interests.
So it should come as no surprise that Ivanka Trump has been mostly silent during the recent upheaval over the charges. but, Ivanka broke her silence about the matter on social media with a simple statement about the matter, Business Insider reports.
The former first daughter took to an Instagram story on Friday morning, sharing a short response to Donald Trump’s indictment by a Manhattan grand jury — the first time a former president has faced criminal charges. In the post, Ivanka says she is “pained” for both her father and country, adding: “I appreciate the voices across the political spectrum expressing support and concern.”
Business Insider reported, “Ivanka Trump’s short statement shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise. People magazine reported that Ivanka was keeping her distance from her father and his campaign. Sources told the magazine that Ivanka wasn’t going to advise her father legally or politically.”
Ivanka is also reportedly “through with politics” as she has previously stated that she is focusing on her family, after having given time since 2016 to advise and work with her father, BI said.
A source told the Washington Post on Friday that she just wants a “normal life”. The source stated, “Ivanka hated all the criticism and the threats, and was unhappy about how a lot of their friends turned their back on them. She feels its bad for her family, and negative in general in her circle of friends. She wants as normal a like as she can arrange for her and her family…she’s unhappy about becoming a political target.”
Even though she has stated she no future plans to “be involved with politics at all, on Friday Ivanka posted regarding the charges and indictment and in support of her father.
Ivanka’s post stated, “I love my father and I love my country. Today, I am pained for both. I appreciate the voices across the political spectrum expressing support and concern.”
Her husband, Jared Kushner, who is also a former advisor to President Trump, spoke about the matter at a Florida summit. Kushner pointed out what would drive opponents to go to such lengths to try and silence Trump:
“As an American, its very troubling to me to see the leader of the opposition party be indicted, and I think that that shows, obviously, the fear that the Democrats have of Trump and the political strength that he has. Its been hard to watch the opponents of him politicly break every norm over the last years to try to get him.”
Kushner drew comparisons to the previous attacks on the former president, saying “I’ve been by him in a lot of these instances, and its only made him stronger and his resolve to take on big challenges to fight for change, to fight for the American people has only gotten stronger.”
The former president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr. has been solidly behind his father the whole way. He posted pointedly this weekend, “President Trump won’t back down. He’s going to keep fighting to save America #MAGA.”
Trump himself posted Saturday, “I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support you have given me against this assault on our Nation.”