Ivanka Trump: I Have Zero Concerns About Mueller Investigation, 'Nothing There'
Trump's daughter addresses Russia probe and downplays Moscow and Trump tower
White House advisor Ivanka Trump has said she has “zero concern” about being affected by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
In an interview with ABC aired Friday morning, Trump insisted, “There’s nothing there,” when asked about the alleged prospective Moscow deal and the Trump Tower meeting.
“Yet it’s created weeks and weeks and months of headlines,” she added.
Trump then said she “barely" knew about the deal before downplaying the importance of the project’s exploration.
“Literally almost nothing,” Ivanka Trump said of her knowledge of the prospective deal.
“We were an active business.”
“There was never a binding contract. I never talked to the -- with a third party outside of the organization about it. It was one of -- I mean we could have had 40 or 50 deals like that, that were floating around, that somebody was looking at. Nobody visited it to see if it was worth our time. So this was not exactly like an advanced project," the Senior White House advisor said.
Trump further downplayed the project, which Felix Sater who raised money for developments claimed, was to make the tower the world's tallest building.
“It’s not like it's a strange thing, as a hospitality company or a development company, to have a hotel or a property in Russia. We're not talking about Iran. It was Russia. And we weren't even advanced enough that anyone had even visited the prospective project site. So it really was just a non-factor in our minds. I'm not sure that anyone would have thought of it," she added.
“First of all, I don’t know Putin, have no business whatsoever with Russia, have nothing to do with Russia,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Kinston, North Carolina, on Oct. 26, 2016.
Asked if she has any concerns about any of her loved ones being entangled in the ongoing Mueller probe investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Ivanka Trump said she has no concerns.
“Are you concerned about anyone in your life that you love being involved?” ABC's Abby Huntsman, co-host of "The View," asked.
“I'm not. I'm really not,” Trump said.
When asked about "leaks" from the White House, Trump said she “can’t explain” why people working for her father have another agenda to leak embarrassing and damaging information.
She was asked why some of the leakers are still there.
“Why are they still there?” Huntsman pressed.
“Some of them are not here,” Trump replied with a laugh.
She also expressed her support for broad immigration reform.
“I think this country, though, whether you're a Democrat or Republican, can come together around the idea of comprehensive immigration reform,” Trump said.
“This is one that both parties recognize is -- problematic, that we have a deeply flawed immigration system. And there needs to be a fix for it.”
When a contingent of Democratic women in Congress stood up to cheer during the president’s State of the Union address as he heralded the economic progress of women, Trump said she thought it was a “beautiful moment.”
“So you don't think they were there clapping against him?” Huntsman inquired.
“Well, I think they were proud of themselves, as they should be. Everyone fought a hard race. And -- and they won. They -- they earned their seat at the State of the Union. And I think we should always celebrate the inclusion of more voices in Congress,” she said.
Last week, Investigators within Robert Mueller's Russia probe team and the FBI came suspicion of leaking information to CNN ahead of Roger Stone's arrest after the news network had a reporter camping outside the political operative's home when federal agents took him into custody early on Friday morning.