In the midst of the ever-growing legal problems for President Donald Trump and his administration, campaign and family, it’s easy to overlook one member of all three of those groups: his daughter Ivanka. But, as an MSNBC panel discussion revealed over the weekend, Ivanka Trump could be in very deep legal trouble herself.
The panel was a discussion on a federal investigation into foreign money flowing into Trump’s inaugural committee, and according to MSNBC’s Katie Phang, investigators are looking into the first daughter’s involvement in procuring the money. It’s also likely, according to Phang, that investigators have more than enough to implicate Ivanka in criminal activity than they’ve let on.
“Ivanka Trump could have liability in and of her own self,” Phang aid. “She’s apparently involved in negotiating what are higher than fair market rates. It was $107 million — the most that was ever raised for any inauguration, and really what’s at issue is the illegality of pay-to-play.”
“Did foreign nationals give money to curry the incoming Trump administration, and was there overcharging by the Trump inauguration committee, — excuse me — to the Trump inauguration committee by the Trump organization?” she elaborated. “And so really there’s going to be a lot of discovery that’s going to go if there’s this investigation.”
“They’re going to look at their financials. They’re going to be able to see what’s going on,” Phang continued before she warned, “Part of this investigation is based on evidence that was seized during the Michael Cohen raids on his office, his hotel room, and his home.”
After calling Michael Cohen, “The gift that keeps on giving,” Phang went on to say this is “the evidence that Mueller has, the Southern District of New York has, and those of us are not aware of.”