It has become crystal clear why Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has never received a permanent security clearance, but what about Trump's daughter Ivanka?
CNN reported last night that a counterintelligence investigation of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver which features an Ivanka-brand spa is ongoing.
The $360 million project, which features 147 guest rooms and 217 luxury residences, quickly became a magnet for foreign buyers.
In the case of Vancouver, it's not clear why investigators are examining this particular deal. The timing of the deal -- as one of the few Trump-branded properties to open since Trump took office -- could be of interest. The flow of foreign money, either from the developer or international condo buyers, could also be sparking scrutiny.
By it's nature, the fact that this is a "counterintelligence" investigation means officials are trying to determine if foreign intelligence agencies have used or are considering using the Trump property to compromise or manipulate Jared or Ivanka.
A spokesman for Ivanka responded to CNN's report by saying the network is "wrong that any hurdle, obstacle, concern, red flag or problem has been raised with respect to Ms. Trump or her clearance application," but that doesn't make any sense even at face value because she still does not have permanent clearance.
If there were no obstacles, she would received permanent clearance nearly a year ago.
Previous administrations never had these kinds of problems because their families didn't own international conglomerates. Also, previous presidents didn't appoint their goddamn children to White House jobs.