The president’s daughter tells ABC News she is not concerned about Robert Mueller’s investigation to determine if the Trump campaign had any illegal ties to Russia.
Ivanka Trump defended her use of a private email account in the White House on "Good Morning America" Wednesday — and also defended her father, President Donald Trump, from both the looming Russia investigation and criticism over treatment of migrants at the border.
It was all part of a larger ABC News interview that the network’s flagship morning program previewed.
"All of my emails that relate to any form of government work — which was mainly scheduling and logistics and managing the fact that I have a home life and a work life — are all part of the public record. They’re all stored on the White House system," Ivanka told Deborah Roberts. "Everything has been preserved. Everything has been archived."
The Washington Post uncovered Ivanka’s private email use earlier this month, and of course, critics pounced since President Trump hammered Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election for having a private email server that the FBI ended up investigating.
But Ivanka insisted "there really is no equivalency" between her situation and Hillary’s.
"People who want to see it as the same, see it as the same," she said. "We all have private emails and personal emails to coordinate with our family. We all receive content to those emails. There’s no prohibition from using private email as long as it’s archived and as long as there’s nothing in it that’s classified."
Ivanka claimed that Hillary’s scandal was accompanied by "a mass deletion" of emails and assured Roberts that all of her emails are still currently "on the White House server."
See what else Donald Trump’s golden child had to say below.
Tear-Gassing Migrants at Border
Roberts then prodded Ivanka for her response to the harsh images of immigrant families getting blasted with tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"I think like any other person with a heart, it’s devastating to see the images," Ivanka replied. "And seeing children put at risk — running towards the border — is heartbreaking. There’s no other way to process it."
"It also makes me angry," she added. "It makes me angry that we haven’t been able to come together as a nation and change our laws."
When Roberts asked Ivanka if her father’s authorization of "using lethal force if necessary" concerns her at all, Ivanka maintained his words had been twisted.
"I don’t believe that’s what he said," she replied, adding that his "primary role as Commander-in-Chief is obviously to protect the nation’s borders."
"Lethal force, in this case, would– That is not something that anyone’s talking about," she added. But on Thanksgiving Day, POTUS told reporters, "If they have to, they’re gonna use lethal force. I’ve given the okay."
When made aware of her father’s comments, Ivanka clarified, "He’s not talking about innocents. He’s not talking about innocent asylum seekers."
Roberts also dove into the topic of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, which could possibly affect Ivanka’s brother, Donald Trump Jr., and her husband, Jared Kushner.
When asked if she was concerned about the outcome of the probe, Ivanka simply replied, "I’m not."
"I know the facts as they relate to me and my family, and I have nothing to be concerned about," she explained, adding that she felt the investigation "should reach its conclusion."
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