Following Michael Cohen’s guilty plea for lying to Congress, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly pivoted to investigating President Trump’s children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., for their role in trying to secure a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Cohen testified that talks pertaining to a real estate deal in Moscow had “ended in January 2016” but in reality continued into June of that year.

Yahoo News reports that multiple sources confirm both Trump Jr., and First Daughter Ivanka, a top White House adviser, “were also working to make Trump Tower Moscow a reality.”

“Michael was looking at that deal,” one source said. “Don and Ivanka knew about it and Don testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was peripherally aware of it.”

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Mueller’s court documents against Cohen reference the Trump children’s involvement in the Moscow project.

 

It would seem that Mueller now wants to learn more about their role.

Is Ivanka a Target Now?

Donald Trump Jr. has been a known target of the Special Counsel for some time, for a variety of reasons. But Ivanka getting the spotlight now reeks of desperation for Mueller who needs a scalp in this ridiculous Russia collusion investigation.

Yahoo notes that the Trump Organization, at which Ivanka was an executive at the time of the Moscow real estate talks, was legally able to conduct business in Russia right up until their father’s inauguration.

The President himself has laid stake to that claim.

“When I’m running for president that doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to do business,” the president stated to reporters, correctly alluding to the fact that he was still a civilian at the time and very well could have been after Election Day in 2016.

It should be noted that former President Bill Clinton was conducting financially lucrative business transactions in Moscow while his wife, Hillary Clinton, was a public servant as Secretary of State.

The new report does add that Mueller’s inquiries “about Ivanka and Don Jr.’s work on Trump Tower Moscow does not mean they are targets of his investigation.”

But it surely indicates an attempt to find something on the two.

 

Indeed, he is.

They Still Have Nothing

As noted here, the Moscow Trump Tower story isn’t news. CNN had reported on documents referencing the plans back in September of 2017.

The Yahoo source explained that colleagues remain rather confused as to why Cohen would have lied about discussing it with Don Jr. and Ivanka to Congress.

“We’re so perplexed Cohen would lie about briefing them, because no one’s ever disputed that they knew he was looking at it,” they claimed.

Other have indicated that the two had very little to do with the project. Don Jr., as stated, was “peripherally” aware while the extent of Ivanka’s role was to suggest an architect for the building.

Then there’s the ever-present fact that the Moscow tower never actually happened.

 

It would appear the media is simply hoping, like The View’s Joy Behar, that Mueller will find something, anything on the Trump children.

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