FBI Investigating Ivanka International Business Deal
EXCLUSIVE: FBI COUNTERINTEL INVESTIGATING IVANKA TRUMP BUSINESS DEAL
(CNN) – CNN has learned U.S. counterintelligence officials are scrutinizing one of Ivanka Trump’s international business deals.
A current and former U.S. official said the FBI is looking into negotiations and financing surrounding Trump International Hotel and tower in Vancouver.
The $360-million project attracts foreign buyers, but it’s unclear why officials are looking into this particular deal.
The probe comes as Ivanka Trump is trying to get full security clearance in her role as adviser to her father, president Donald Trump.
It’s part of the standard procedure required for background checks, but it could end up being a hurdle for the first daughter, whose husband Jared Kushner, is also being looked into by the FBI.
A spokesperson for Ivanka Trump’s ethics counsel denies any “red flag or problem” has been been raised regarding their clearance applications.
the FBI declined to comment.