Why Ivanka Trump should be worried about the Michael Cohen investigation

Ivanka Trump was derided this week for playing “secretary of state” in Peru, as well as for once again getting out of Washington, D.C., when trouble hits Donald Trump’s White House.

The trouble is potentially big this time, perhaps in a way that could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, New Yorker writer Adam Davidson writes in a story published Saturday.

Michael Cohen in New York City on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

News came last week that FBI agents raided the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, who is officially known as Donald Trump’s personal attorney. But to Davidson and other journalists who have been covering Trump and his pre-White house business activities, Cohen is better known as Trump’s “fixer.” He also was charged with working on a variety of the Trump family’s business deals, “sketchy” and otherwise, Davidson said.

That means the president may not be the only Trump facing legal jeopardy from the Cohen investigation. Ivanka Trump also could be caught up in whatever the FBI has learned from seizing Cohen’s e-mails, tax documents, and business records, or from whatever Cohen decides to share with investigators. Ivanka was the Trump Organization’s former executive vice president of development until she stepped down to work as a senior advisor in her father’s White House.

Donald Trump and his Ivanka Trump test the teleprompters on stage before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention in July 2016. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Trump might have reason to worry about Cohen cooperating with federal investigators, but (Ivanka and her brother Donald Trump Jr.) likely have even more reason,” Davidson added.

In addition to being tasked with keeping Trump’s alleged affairs with porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal out of the news, Cohen also worked with Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. in the company’s pursuit of Trump brand licensing deals and other business opportunities in the United States and abroad.

Donald Trump and his children Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Trump SoHo New York in 2010. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Trump SoHo)

In the years leading up to Trump’s election, his Trump Organization’s global development team was essentially made up of Cohen, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., Davidson said. The team pursued multiple opportunities to earn millions by affixing Trump’s name to buildings

Source:: East Bay – Entertainment


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