The FBI has begun to investigate Ivanka Trump's business dealings, along with the financing of the year-old Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, CNN reported Thursday night.
U.S. intelligence officials are investigating business deals liked to President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump, CNN reported early Friday morning, in a revelation the news network said could impact her application for full security clearance.
According to a United States official and a former US official, who spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now looking into global business ties of both Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.
She was the point person on the $360-million Vancouver development, which opened in 2017 shortly after President Donald Trump took office.
Ivanka Trump arrives to visit U.S.A House on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea, Feb. 25, 2018.
Joo Kim is also said to be heading the family's Canada-based development company Holborn Group, which manages the residential portion of Trump International Hotel and Tower.
President Trump's June financial disclosure form revealed the Trump Organization made at least $5million in royalties from the Vancouver project, not including the thousands made in management fees. "The flow of foreign money, either from the developer or worldwide condo buyers, could also be sparking scrutiny", reported CNN.
The investigation comes as the first daughter is trying to obtain full security clearance in her role as adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Probe could be due to property belonging to TA Global being one of the few involving Trump family to have opened after Donald Trump took office a year ago.
"CNN is wrong that any hurdle, obstacle, concern, red flag or problem has been raised with respect to Ms. Trump or her clearance application", Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Ivanka Trump's ethics counsel, says in the CNN article.
In a YouTube video of the launch of Trump Luxe in Vancouver, Tiah and Ivanka Trump are interviewed about the art of the deal.
However, the text of the RealtimePolitics article provided no supporting documentation for its headline assertion that Ivanka Trump had been fired, nor did the article even reference that putative event anywhere other than in the headline.
The Trump Organization does not own the building.
Alan Garten, executive vice president and chief legal officer for the Trump Organization, similarly played down the report, saying 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".
"Behind the Trump brand is a family business just like mine, so I can trust their longevity in the business".
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