Transcript for Ivanka Trump discusses border policies, Russia investigation
We have more on that ABC news exclusive with ivanka Trump. The presidential adviser and first daughter in the hot seat. Deborah Roberts sat down with ivanka. She is back with more. With congress weighing whether to investigate ivanka Trump over her use of personal emails in the white house, she says she's moving forward focus on her technology initiative. But for many, it is her father's policies that are front and center including immigration. There are some very shocking images coming across these days at the border. Yes. Gassing families, children. How have you responded to those? Like any other person with a heart, it's devastating to see the images and seeing children put at risk running towards the border. It's heartbreaking. There is no other way to process it. It also makes me angry and makes me angry that we haven't been able to coming to as a nation and change our laws. Your father authorized lethal force if necessary. Does that concern you? I don't believe that that's what he said, but his primary role as commander in chief is obviously to protect the nation's borders. He has to protect our nation's security but lethal force in this case would -- that is not I think something that anyone is talking about. Reporter: But the president on Thanksgiving did say exactly that. They have to, they're going to use lethal force. I've given the okay. I hope they don't have to. Reporter: When we pointed it out, ivanka clarified. So lethal force under any circumstance would be the last resort, but he is the commander in chief of the armed forces of this country, so he always has to be able to protect the border. He's not talking about innocents. He's not talking about innocent asylum seekers. Have you weighed in? Of course. Nobody wants to see anyone get hurt, and I think that for many months we've talked about finding that bipartisan solution, fixing this border crisis and no one can now look at the situation we have with the caravans and say that our border is not in crisis. It is. Reporter: Also hanging over the white house the Mueller Russia probe, which could implicate members of the trump family including ivanka's brother, don junior and her husband, Jared Kushner. How concerned are you about the Mueller investigation? I'm not. You're not? I know the facts as they relate to me and my family, and I have nothing to be concerned about. Do you think it should continue? I think it should reach its conclusion. I think it's been a long time that this has been ongoing, but I want it to be done in a way in which nobody could question that it was hurried or rushed and I think after this long period of time we're well beyond that point, so I think it absolutely should be reach its conclusion. Last time we sat down, you said your father was going to be a terrific unifier. Does it trouble you that there are a lot of people who are fearful of your dad's presidency? The country is very divided and it has been very divided, and I've seen my whole life my father is an incredible unifier. But many people say that your father is doing nothing to heal, if anything, he's creating more of a climate for hatred and for fearmongering. What do you say to that. I reject that. I think that he is creating policy that is going to lift all Americans, and that's what his number one role is. But we need to have this dialogue, and sometimes the expressions of anger and resistance are the moment before you really start to engage in earnest and we are looking to do that. But his tone doesn't reflect that, and there are people wondering do you advise him on his tone? He's my father, and he's my boss, and one of the reasons that I have such a good relationship with him in both a personal and professional capacity is because I'm incredibly candid with him, but my discussions with him are between me and him, and that makes sense for anyone who has a seat at the table and whose voice is heard. So -- You do disagree with him from time to time? Oh, frequently, and he knows it. He knows exactly where I stand on any issue. Ivanka Trump says she will not publicly disagree with her father. She insists it is not her place to change his policy decisions, but she says she does weigh in with her opinions. She does try to influence him, no question. Behind the scenes. And we'll have a lot more of your interview coming up in our next hour. You visit with Tim cook as well. Exactly in this school in Idaho. Now to new fallout over the
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