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Ivanka Trump: Ukraine whistleblower's identity is "not particularly relevant"

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.

Go deeper: The GOP's war over naming the Ukraine whistleblower