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Ivanka Trump says she isn't worried about release of Mueller report

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ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast — A day before the Justice Department was expected to unveil a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and the Trump campaign, the president's daughter and top adviser Ivanka Trump said she was not worried about what it would contain.

"I knew that there was no collusion. I knew that there was no obstruction and this was affirmed in the Mueller report and Attorney General Barr's subsequent summary," she told the Associated press in an interview during a trip to Africa to promote a global women's initiative.

Ivanka Trump also said she stood by a previous statement that the president had no involvement in granting security clearances to her or her husband, Jared Kushner, saying, "I have no evidence to the contrary."

But she said she had not spoken to the president about the issue since reports surfaced that he had ordered officials to grant Kushner a clearance over the objections of national security officials.

She also says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.

The elder Trump daughter says her father raised the job with her as "a question" and she told him she was "happy with the work" she's doing.

Ivanka Trump worked on the selection process for the new head of the 189-nation World Bank, David Malpass. She says he'll do an "incredible job."

Asked if her father had approached her about other top jobs, Ivanka Trump said she'd "keep that between" them. She says she doesn't see a run for office in her future.

Reports that Ivanka Trump could be under consideration for the World Bank post were met with criticism. 

This is Ivanka Trump's first visit to Africa since the president launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. It's a program she hopes will outlast an administration better known for "America First" isolationism.

She has drawn praise for taking on this project and for making the trip. But thousands of miles from Washington, she is sure to be shadowed by her father's efforts to cut international aid, as well as his past disparaging comments about Africa.

Ivanka Trump arrived in Ethiopia early Sunday, flying commercial.

She first visited the coffee shop and then went to the textile and craft manufacturer Muya, where she was greeted by dancers and chatted with women seated at colorful looms. She took a seat at one herself. She also noted that she was in the country with Africa's second-highest population.

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