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FBI counterintelligence officials are now investigating Ivanka Trump

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White House adviser and First Daughter Ivanka Trump is reportedly under investigation by FBI counterintelligence officials for her role in a brokering a deal for a Trump hotel in Canada.

Former and current US officials told CNN that the FBI is probing the Trump International Hotel and  Tower Vancouver “to determine whether any of those deals could leave them vulnerable to pressure from foreign agents, including China.”

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The Vancouver hotel, which features at trademarked Ivanka Trump spa, opened the month after President Donald Trump took office. Though the Trump Organization does not own the hotel itself, they did reportedly receive $5 million in royalties and $21,500 in fees from the hotel’s owner, Malaysian developer Joo Kim Tiah, who owns and operates developments in Canada under his Holborn Group company.

“It’s not clear why investigators are examining this particular deal,” CNN’s report noted. “The timing of the deal — as one of the few Trump-branded properties to open since Trump took office — could be of interest. The flow of foreign money, either from the developer or international condo buyers, could also be sparking scrutiny.”

Reports that the eldest Trump daughter is also under counterintelligence investigation comes the same week as a Washington Post exposé revealed that Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband and fellow senior White House adviser, held meetings inside the West Wing with bankers prior to receiving half a billion dollars in loans.

The Post also revealed that Kushner was considered an easy target for manipulation by at least four foreign governments due to a $1.2 billion debt his family business owns that will come due in January 2019.

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Trump Jr. and McGahn didn’t testify before the Mueller grand jury — and a federal judge wants to know why

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