Courtesy of Buzzfeed:
Multiple Democrats on the committee leading the congressional investigations into Russian election interference say they want to interview Ivanka Trump as part of the probe.
Calls for the Senate Intelligence Committee to interview Ivanka Trump, who has largely avoided scrutiny as part of the congressional and FBI investigations into Russian meddling in the last presidential election, follow an exclusive report from BuzzFeed News that found that in the midst of the presidential campaign, she was in contact with a Russian weightlifter who offered to connect her father to Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to facilitate building a Trump tower in Moscow.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat on the panel, said he would like staff on the committee to interview Ivanka Trump about “two separate national security questions.” First, Wyden said investigators should ask about BuzzFeed News’ reporting that Ivanka Trump connected the weightlifter, Dmitry Klokov, with her father’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who was working on the Trump tower project, “and what her role might have been in that.”
The second issue, he said, is China’s recent decision to grant Ivanka Trump trademarks around the same time her father promised to help Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer ZTE, despite the US government having fined the company just last year for breaking sanctions and citing it as a threat to national security.
“I would like to have the staff look at both of those issues,” Wyden said.
The article goes on to say that the Republicans on the committee are “not wild” about bringing in Trump’s favorite daughter.
Which is understandable since it is guaranteed to make Trump flip his shit.
However, there is actually little he can do to stop the committee if the Republicans decide to back the Democrats on this since, unlike Robert Mueller, Trump has no way to fire them or impede their investigation directly.
Now when Mueller finally asks for a sit down with Ivanka, THAT is when this whole thing will go off the rails.