Ivanka Trump could be in hot water because of a meeting that happened in Trump Tower in June 2016. It was at this meeting that Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Mannafort met, during the height of the presidential race, with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Russian lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, as well as a Russian language translator, a U.S.-based employee of a Russian real estate company, and a British music promoter who had ties to Russian businesses.
According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, while Ivanka Trump did not take part in this meeting, it is said that she spoke briefly with Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin as they stepped off an elevator after the meeting.
The Times also indicated that the Special Council Robert Mueller’s team is investigating interactions between Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin and all of the members of the Trump family, as well as Trump’s inner circle. Of course, that includes Ivanka.
It was at this meeting that Donald Trump, Jr., the President’s eldest son, was said to have been promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, who was, at the time, challenging Donald Trump, Sr., for the Presidency of the United States.
However, Trump, Jr., insists that the meeting’s primary purpose was to discuss Americans adopting Russian children.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, “It is believed that Mueller’s focus specifically on President Trump’s misleading claim that the meeting had to do with Russian adoption, and not with the goal of obtaining damaging information on Hillary Clinton, could indicate that investigators are looking at obstruction of justice by the president and several close advisers – as opposed to collusion with the Russians.”
Former White House chief strategist, and recent turncoat, Steve Bannon, was quoted in the newly released book, Fire and Fury, as saying that there was no chance that President Trump did not know about this meeting.
This past Saturday President Trump made it very clear that he did nothing wrong, saying that, in regards to Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, “everything I’ve done is 100 per cent proper.” Trump went on to make it very clear that neither he nor his campaign in any way colluded with the Russians nor did they commit any crimes.