Ivanka Trump's Canadian Business Deal Is Reportedly Under Investigation by the FBI

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The FBI has been investigating the worldwide business ventures of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on suspicion that these deals have been reached under pressure from China or other foreign agents, CNN reported.

The deal under investigation is Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, which opened in February 2017, shortly after the president's inauguration.

It was not clear what aspects of the deal investigators are looking into, the news outlet reported.

"The scrutiny could be a hurdle for the first daughter as she tries to obtain a full security clearance", CNN reports.

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 Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Ivanka Trump's ethics counsel, said, "Nothing in the new White House policy has changed Ms. Trump's ability to do the same work she has been doing since she joined the Administration". She was not present at the opening, having gone on leave from the Trump Organization when her father was about to take office.

The FBI is investigating the business dealings connected to Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, a project spearheaded by Ivanka Trump.

The White House, the FBI, and the Holborn Group which owns the Vancouver project have all refused to comment regarding the report on Ivanka Trump's investigation.

"The timing of the deal - as one of the few Trump-branded properties to open since Trump took office - could be of interest", reported CNN. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were on hand for the opening ceremonies of the hotel exactly one year ago.

"President Trump's June financial disclosure form said the Trump Organization made more than US$5 million in royalties and US$21,500 in management fees from the Vancouver property".

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Executive vice president and chief legal officer for the Trump organization Alan Garten told the outlet the company has only been involved with brand licensing, and not financing or sale of units.

Her husband, Jared Kushner, recently had his security clearance level downgraded.

"Ultimately it's about aligned visions", Ivanka Trump.

Ivanka played a key role in the $360 million project, which was backed by the Canadian-based development company Holborn Group.

At the October 2015 launch of a "Trump Luxe" VIP service for condo residents, where both Joo Kim and Ivanka were present, he recalled that at a board room meeting for the Vancouver project, for which he had flown to NY, he was advised to impress Ivanka if he wanted the deal to go smoothly. "In that meeting, it was clearly just me and Ivanka talking about the project".

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