More than a year after Ivanka Trump blocked Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) on Twitter, Lieu is firing warning shots about the legal perils facing Ms. Trump once Democrats assume their majority in the U.S. House in January.
Ms. Trump blocked Lieu - an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump - in August 2017. Lieu has charged that Ms. Trump has no business being a presidential aide and has also called for Ms. Trump's husband, White House advisor Jared Kushner, to have his security clearance revoked.
Hey look, a senior White House official is afraid of tweets from a Congressman. Ivanka blocked me. Also, why is she… https://t.co/fNAUEdtCSf— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1502653732.0
On Thursday, Lieu renewed his spat with Ms. Trump following reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is digging into Ms. Trump's involvement in secret plans to build a Trump property in Moscow during the 2016 presidential race.
"Let me ask White House Senior Advisor
@IvankaTrump about Trump Tower Moscow," wrote Lieu. "Oh wait, she blocked me, a Member of Congress, because my questions bother her. Let me correct that. She blocked me, a Member of Congress who will be in the majority, because my questions bother her."
Let me ask White House Senior Advisor @IvankaTrump about Trump Tower Moscow. Oh wait, she blocked me, a Member of… https://t.co/e7DpbkXedT— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1543544472.0
Twitter has Lieu's back.
@tedlieu That's okay... I tweeted her a screenshot of your comment. #gotyourback— ✿NancySchmancy✿ (@✿NancySchmancy✿)1543549803.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump I absolutely love this man ✅💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯@tedlieu— lew64 (@lew64)1543547612.0
@tedlieu @happyloner @IvankaTrump Princess Trump making the news this week for all the wrong reasons. https://t.co/8w2U0kxADz— Rena (@Rena)1543546012.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump Love you @tedlieu! #GiveEmHell— grep (@grep)1543546191.0
@tedlieu @franklinleonard @IvankaTrump https://t.co/HhzLCJhBHf— tyler oakley (@tyler oakley)1543555006.0
@DebbieS06476809 @tedlieu @IvankaTrump Lock them all up!— nativenyeryaknow (@nativenyeryaknow)1543608536.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump Don't worry I will take a picture and share it with her #TeamWork— The Chosen One (@The Chosen One)1543552003.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump More accurately, your questions scare her.— jack siddon (@jack siddon)1543548042.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump Wow. This was simply awesome !— Michael Costanza (@Michael Costanza)1543547757.0
On Thursday, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about "Project Moscow," a secret Trump Organization plan to build a 100-story skyscraper in the Russian capital.
Email records show Cohen personally updated Ms. Trump and her brother, Donald Jr., about the project.
Yahoo News reported on Thursday that Mueller is looking into how much the Trump siblings knew about the illicit deal while their father was running for president.
"One of the sources said Ivanka was also involved in Cohen’s efforts," Yahoo found. "And a separate source familiar with the investigation told Yahoo News that Mueller has asked questions about Ivanka and Don Jr.’s work on Trump Tower Moscow."
Ms. Trump was a Trump Organization executive until she joined her father's administration. Junior and his younger brother Eric are still with the family company.
Yahoo said a source close to the Trump Organization confirmed that Ms. Trump and Junior knew of Cohen's backdoor brokering with the Kremlin, but stressed the Trumps "had no knowledge of any work on the project after January 2016." Cohen's Thursday confession calls that into question, bigly.
These latest developments provided additional ammunition for Democratic supporters, who are ecstatic about their party's soon-to-be subpoena power.
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump You will catch her when she testifies to Congress. Maybe she’ll bring one of her new super duper voting machines— Maureen Henderson (@Maureen Henderson)1543546150.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump Well you can always subpoena her in January 😀— Mo #GBO 🍊🍊🍊 (@Mo #GBO 🍊🍊🍊)1543548741.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump January is coming!— Anne Fanning (@Anne Fanning)1543547878.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump Can you subpoena White House officials to testify in public? Please say yes. I've been waiti… https://t.co/adyNzryOkB— 🌈Joshua R. (@🌈Joshua R.)1543547202.0
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump Remember when Hillary got grilled for 13 hours with no breaks? I'd literally pay money to see… https://t.co/9EZqLsKq56— 🌈Joshua R. (@🌈Joshua R.)1543547318.0
@campbellrock @tedlieu @IvankaTrump You know she and that husband of hers @jaredkushner are in serious debt! It tak… https://t.co/LgYlUwSE3F— Shelby Walters, MPT (@Shelby Walters, MPT)1543584261.0
Ms. Trump has also been under heightened scrutiny since she was caught using a personal email account for conducting government business.
@tedlieu @IvankaTrump Please look into her use of personal email for government business #IvankaEmails— L. Macpherson (@L. Macpherson)1543548447.0
The president and Ms. Trump have denied any wrongdoing regarding the first daughter's emails.