As Robert Mueller continues his investigation into Trump’s alleged involvement in Russian meddling, he is stirring his focus on Trump’s top advisor and daughter, Ivanka Trump. On Saturday, The Los Angeles Times reported that Mueller is now looking into Ivanka Trump and her encounter with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016, that included the interaction Ivanka had with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin.
Although Ivanka did not attend the private meeting with the two Russians, she did however, have a brief encounter with Veselnitskaya while departing an elevator. The Times reported that the encounter “consisted of pleasantries.”
Not only is Mueller investigating Ivanka, but he is also eyeing every interaction between the controversial meeting that took place that day and Trump’s tight-knit inner circle.
From The Times:
“After the New York Times first reported the meeting last July, 13 months after it had occurred, the White House issued a misleading statement while Trump flew back to Washington from the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. It said that Trump Jr. had said he and the Russian lawyer had “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children,” and was unrelated to the campaign.
Mueller’s team is trying to determine if Trump and others involved in drafting the language aboard Air Force One knew it was inaccurate and whether it was aimed at deceiving federal investigators looking into whether the Trump campaign actively assisted a Russian intelligence operation aimed at interfering in the U.S. campaign.“
In addition, Trump announced that ‘everything I’ve done is 100 per cent proper’ regarding the special counsel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and he insisted that his campaign didn’t collude with Moscow or commit any crime.
Ultimately, it remains unclear whether Mueller’s team has evidence to establish that the president’s collective actions were done with the corrupt intent needed to prove obstruction of justice, but the good news is he hasn’t given up. Justice will be served and Trump, along with his entire clan, will see the walls of a prison cell.
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