The White House, the FBI, and the Holborn Group which owns the Vancouver project have all refused to comment regarding the report on Ivanka Trump's investigation.
Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence officials are looking into the financing and negotiations surrounding the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, which opened in February 2017 and was spearheaded by Ivanka Trump, CNN reported Thursday, citing unnamed current and former officials.
"It's standard procedure to probe foreign contacts and worldwide business deals as part of a background check investigation", says the CNN story, which focuses on Ivanka Trump's role with the Vancouver hotel.
FBI Investigators are reportedly looking into whether any of the deals she or her husband Jared Kushner were involved before coming to work at the White House could leave her open to pressure from foreign agents. The deal is said to be worth at least $5 million in royalties and fees to the Trump organization.
The development, a 616-foot building that opened in February of previous year just after Trump took office, is not owned by the Trump Organization, but rather by Joo Kim Tiah, an heir to one of Malaysia's wealthiest families, according to CNN. "The flow of foreign money, either from the developer or global condo buyers, could also be sparking scrutiny".
Ivanka Trump is seeking a full security clearance in her role as an adviser to her father.
"CNN is wrong that any hurdle, obstacle, concern, red flag or problem has been raised with respect to Ms. Trump or her clearance application", Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Ivanka Trump told CNN.
PNB case: Passports of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi cancelled
Stock exchanges had sought clarification on Modi's comment that "PNB has closed all options to recover dues by going public". He has further accusations from the bank of defrauding Rs 11,300 crores (£1.25 billion).
Last week Kushner's interim top security clearance was downgraded.
In a YouTube video of the launch of Trump Luxe in Vancouver, Tiah and Ivanka Trump are interviewed about the art of the deal.
Joo Kim Tiah, who is CEO of Kuala Lumpur-based TA Global and its Vancouver subsidiary Holborn Group, which constructed and owns the hotel and condo tower on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, did not immediately return calls to his cellphone.
The Washington Post reported that since he took on the role as senior adviser to the president officials in countries such as China have talked about ways to use his web business to manipulate his position.
At the time, American reporters were looking into Trump's dealings with Russian Federation and ownership of individual units at Trump properties around the world.
The Trump Organization provides branding and manages the property, but doesn't have an ownership stake. Thursday, it was reveal he is under scrutiny after it emerged his family company secured more than $500 million in loans after financial executives met with him at the White House.
"Behind the Trump brand is a family business just like mine, so I can trust their longevity in the business".