Former US President Donald Trump will throw anybody under the bus, including his daughter Ivanka, if he believes it's in his best interest to do so, said his niece Mary Trump.

During an interview with MSNBC Sunday, Mary said that it was unlikely that Trump would take any heat to shield his children. Mary said that Ivanka knows she has to come down on the right side of things or "she'll continue to stay her father's ally, and have to see how that plays out."

The author feels that Ivanka is in a very bad situation because she must understand that if her father feels it's necessary, "he will stop protecting her." According to Mary, her uncle "will throw anybody under the bus if he believes it's in his best interest to do so." She added that he will do so if he believes "it'll help play out the clock, if he believes that it will help him avoid accountability, that's all he cares about."

Mary shared that Ivanka has information that the American people "deserve" and should voluntarily cooperate with the committee that's investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Mary pointed out that Ivanka worked for Americans and not for her dad. She noted that her cousin is 40 years old and has children of her own. So the whole thing that Ivanka "should be protected because she's his child" is absurd on its face, according to Mary. She feels that Ivanka owes the Jan. 6 committee truthfulness about what happened on the day of the attack which occured last year.

Mary's comments came after the panel asked Ivanka to voluntarily cooperate with its Jan. 6 investigation. In a letter, Bennie Thompson, the committee's chair, said that Ivanka had direct contact with Trump during the insurrection, reported Insider. After the letter's release last week, Trump slammed the committee for what he claimed was "vicious" targeting of his kids.

The Independent reported that Republicans have mostly tried to obstruct the committee’s efforts through various legal challenges. But according to panel members, the former President’s daughter is expected to cooperate with the committee’s requests for testimony.

Apart from the Jan. 6 probe, Ivanka's name was also dragged into an investigation into the Trump Organization. Last week, New York Attorney General Letitia James took legal action to compel Ivanka, her dad and her brother Donald Jr. to answer subpoenas related to the investigation.

Meanwhile, Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen claimed that the former President said that if one of his adult children had to go behind bars over the family business to "make sure" it was Donald Jr. and not Ivanka. During an interview with MSNBC Saturday, Cohen claimed that Trump gave him the instruction when his kids were on the verge of being indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney's office about a decade ago.

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President Donald Trump introduces daughter and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump during a signing ceremony for the Great American Outdoors Act in the East Room of the White House on August 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. The new public lands law aims to fix crumbling national park infrastructure and permanently fund The Land and Water Conservation Fund. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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