Ivanka Trump aided in securing pardons and commutations for over a hundred people in her father’s final days in office. She could potentially champion criminal justice reform in a new foray into politics.
“It would not be surprising if it’s among the causes she champions in her next chapter,” a source close to former President Trump’s oldest daughter told Axios.
Trump made top headlines for the 11th hour pardons, that included people who were convicted of nonviolent offenses and allies of the president.
Sources say that Ivanka and Jared Kushner aggressively lobbied Trump as he made final decisions on who to grant clemency.
Supposedly she attended Oval Office conferences and made calls from the West Wing. The comprehensive list was released in the afternoon of Inauguration Day. That day Ivanka spent hours calling families of those for whom she advocated. Ivanka worked with non-governmental organizations that brought to attention non-political pardon requests.