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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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Republicans fear Trump’s boast the economy is roaring back will blow up in his face before the election: report

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Republican campaign consultants and advisers are hoping Donald Trump will tone down his boasting that the economy will quickly come roaring back as businesses begin re-opening due to COVID-19 concerns.

With the White House preparing a "recovery summer" roll-out that will tout the economic recovery as a way to reverse the president's collapsing poll numbers, some GOP officials worry Trump's words could come back to haunt him in November.

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‘Bye Felicia’: Sheriff says Buffalo cops resigning from emergency unit should be booted from the force

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On MSNBC Saturday, Philadelphia County Sheriff Rochelle Bilal laid into the Buffalo police officers who resigned from the emergency unit, allegedly to protest the disciplinary action against two cops who shoved an elderly man to the ground.

"As far as those officers resigning out of protest, I would say to that, Bye Felicia, because they should go," said Bilal. "Because if they didn't see anything wrong with that, then they shouldn't have been on the force from the beginning. We are not run by a Gestapo type of community. This has been going on for decades. So at this point now, we should be fighting for those who want to be on this job to treat people fairly and for those who don't, say bye. Get them out of here, those of us who want to do this job right want them gone anyway."

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Buffalo officers who shoved elderly man to the ground arrested: report

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On Saturday, ABC News reported that the two police officers who pushed an elderly man to the ground have been arrested.

"Two Buffalo, New York, police officers are now facing criminal charges in connection with the graphic caught-on-video shove of a 75-year-old man during a protest, a law enforcement source told ABC News."

"The Thursday protest at Niagara Square had less than 20 demonstrators and several members of Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team, officials said," according to the report. "Both officers were suspended and the Erie County District Attorney John Flynn launched an investigation."

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