BREAKING: Ivanka Trump Now Under Investigation By The FBI

Just after Jared Kushner lost his top-level security clearance, his wife — Trump’s daughter and (according to The Donald) primary sexual fantasy — now finds herself under the FBI’s microscope.

CNN  is reporting that US counterintelligence officials are now looking into one of her international business deals surrounding the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, which opened just after President Stable Genius took office:

The FBI has been looking closely at the international business entanglements of both Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, to determine whether any of those deals could leave them vulnerable to pressure from foreign agents, including China, according to a US official.

The development — a 616-foot beacon dotting the Vancouver skyline and featuring a trademarked Ivanka Trump spa — opened in February 2017, just after Trump took office.
The Trump Organization does not own the building. Instead, like other Trump projects, it receives licensing and marketing fees from the developer, Joo Kim Tiah. A scion of one of Malaysia’s wealthiest families, Tiah runs his family’s Canada-based development company Holborn Group. President Trump’s June financial disclosure form said the Trump Organization made more than $5 million in royalties and $21,500 in management fees from the Vancouver property.

“CNN is wrong that any hurdle, obstacle, concern, red flag or problem has been raised with respect to Ms. Trump or her clearance application,” said Peter Mirijanian, spokesman for Ivanka Trump’s ethics counsel. “Nothing in the new White House policy has changed Ms. Trump’s ability to do the same work she has been doing since she joined the Administration.”

Trump Organization executive vice president and chief legal officer Alan Garten says that “the company’s role was and is limited to licensing its brand and managing the hotel. Accordingly, the company would have had no involvement in the financing of the project or the sale of units.”

The White House refuses to comment on the ongoing investigation.

“One of the senior vice-presidents pulled me aside and said: ‘Joo Kim, it’s really important in your presentation that you connect with Ivanka. In other words: no one else is in the room, you have to understand that,” Tiah said in 2015.”In that meeting, it was clearly just me and Ivanka talking about the project.”

It’s unclear if Robert Mueller is interested in this deal, but this makes yet another person close to Donald Trump who is currently under investigation by the FBI in some capacity.

Many legal experts have wondered why Ivanka Trump has not been targeted by Mueller’s investigation at this point.

“Either he’s just biding his time,” CNN legal analyst Michael Zeldin speculated recently, “or he has obtained this evidence elsewhere and he doesn’t need her, or he appreciates the possibility of a major eruption were he to do that.”

Could this new development be a signal that it’s her time in the barrel?


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