Ivanka Trump is interviewed by the AP's Darlene Superville in Rabat, Morocco. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Ivanka Trump told the AP Friday that the Ukraine whistleblower's identity is "not particularly relevant" to the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Why it matters: The statement from the president's daughter and adviser is in stark contrast to both her father, who has called on the whistleblower to come forward, and her brother, Donald Trump Jr., who earlier this week tweeted the alleged name of the whistleblower that has been circulating among right-wing media outlets.

What she's saying:

  • "This is a third party who was not privy to the call and did not have firsthand information."
  • "Rather than wait, under a year, until the people can decide for themselves based on his record and based on his accomplishments, this new effort has commenced."

What's happening: The president's daughter and adviser is wrapping up a three-day visit to Morocco, where she's promoting a U.S. program aimed at helping empower women in developing countries.

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Early voting eclipses 2016 total with 12 days until election

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Americans have cast more than 47.1 million ballots in the 2020 presidential election, surpassing the total early-vote count for 2016 with 12 days left until Election Day, according to a Washington Post analysis of voting data.

Why it matters: The election is already underway, as many states have expanded early and mail-in voting options because of the coronavirus pandemic.

What to expect from the final debate of the 2020 election

Trump and Biden at the first debate. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Image

Watch for President Trump to address Joe Biden as “the big guy” or “the chairman” at tonight's debate as a way of dramatizing the Hunter Biden emails. Hunter's former business partner Tony Bobulinski is expected to be a Trump debate guest.

The big picture: Trump's advisers universally view the first debate as a catastrophe — evidenced by a sharp plunge in Trump’s public and (more convincingly for them) private polling immediately following the debate.