Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Donald Trump and many of his associates, including his family. We now have confirmation that Mueller isn’t stopping with Trump Jr and Kushner, he’s also going after Ivanka Trump. Her meeting in the Trump Tower with the Russian government representatives could ultimately bring her down.
The LA Times reports that investigators are now looking into the involvement Ivanka Trump, who didn’t attend the infamous meeting with the Russian lawyer on June 9, 2016, but she did speak with two of the participants, a Russian lawyer and a Russian-born Washington lobbyist. Details of this encounter were not previously known.
It occurred at the Trump Tower elevator as the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and the lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, were leaving the building and consisted of pleasantries, a person familiar with the episode said. But Mueller’s investigators want to know every contact the two visitors had with Trump’s family members and inner circle.
While we’ve repeatedly confirmed her brother and husband played significant roles in the Trump-Russia scandal, this is the first real clue that Ivanka Trump is tied to this mess in any way. The question still on our minds is, how did Mueller find out about this elevator ride? Perhaps from one of those already cooperating with his investigation?
If Mueller knows there’s something worth finding already, it won’t be long until he stirs up the evidence to prove it. If someone has flipped on the Trump family, we can also expect a huge Twitter meltdown from Trump any minute now. As Mueller continues to close in, Trump is going to lose his mind over it.