Transcript for Ivanka Trump breaks with her dad on whistleblower identity
The impeachment battle is heating up. Democrats issuing a subpoena for the president's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney calling on him to testify today and breaking right now Ivanka Trump speaking out talking impeachment and the whistle-blower. Terry Moran is there on capitol hill with more on all this. Good morning, Terry. Reporter: Good morning, Cecilia. As you know Ivanka Trump is sometimes seen as a moderaing influence on her father. She is a fierce defender of this president and in this interview with the associated press she dismisses, she just brushes off this impeachment inquiry as the latest of many partisan attacks. This morning, the first daughter is defending her father against the accusations at the heart of the impeachment inquiry caught calling it the latest threat against his presidency. Basically since the election this has been the experience that our administration and our family has been having. The interest in overturning the results of the 2016 election and removing him from office. Reporter: Ivanka Trump sitting down for an interview with the associated press while on a white house sponsored trip to Morocco and talking about the whistle-blower. At the end of the day I don't view the whistle-blower as it's -- it shouldn't be a substantive part of the conversation because this is a third party who was not privy to the call and did not have firsthand information. Reporter: All this comes as we're learning more about the case the Democrats are building against the president. House Democrats released transcripts of the closed door testimony of another key witness, George kept, a career diplomat whose portfolio includes Ukraine said in his testimony that the president wanted nothing less than for the Ukrainian president to go to the microphones and say investigations, Biden and Clinton. Next week kept will return to capitol hill and join William Taylor, a top diplomat in Ukraine in the first of the televised impeachment hearings set to begin Wednesday. We are very much looking forward to these witnesses next week raising their right hand, going under oath and telling the America people about this shakedown scheme. Reporter: So Ivanka Trump in the interview repeated what's become the white house line of defense, read the transcript she said of that phone call between president trump and the president of Ukraine but Democrats say these witnesses are revealing that the phone call is the tip of an iceberg of pressure and maneuvering to get Ukraine to go after Donald Trump's political rivals. Thank you. Also this morning, president trump has been ordered to pay $2
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