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The Russia scandal just ensnared Ivanka Trump

Another Trump just got pulled into the Russia controversy.

Beginning in the fall of 2015 (before Donald Trump was president, but well into his campaign), Ivanka Trump connected Michael Cohen, her father's personal lawyer, with a Russian athlete who promised a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, BuzzFeed News reports. Emails and testimony from sources show that the meeting was aimed at helping the Trump Organization build Europe's tallest tower in Moscow.

The president's daughter and senior adviser communicated with Olympic weightlifter Dmitry Klokov, and directed him to Cohen. Klokov and Cohen had at least one phone call, and Cohen eventually did refuse a meeting between Trump and Putin, per BuzzFeed.

BuzzFeed found no evidence that Klokov could actually arrange that meeting, nor that it would've had to do with the election. But with Cohen already under criminal investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is probing the possibility of Trump campaign collusion with Russian election meddling, is still interested.

Read more at BuzzFeed News.