Ivanka Trump chatted with Russia-linked lawyer, lobbyist in 2016

Ivanka Trump chatted with two Russian-linked participants in a Trump Tower meeting with her brother Donald Jr. as the pair departed the June 2016 sitdown, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The president’s daughter encountered Kremlin-connected attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and Russian lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin outside the elevators in the Fifth Ave. skyscraper, the report indicated.

Although a source told the newspaper that nothing more than pleasantries were exchanged, special counsel Robert Mueller is pursuing details on all meetings between the Trump family and the Russians.

SEE: Ivanka Trump's 2017 controversies: 

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The first daughter had her fair share of controversies, see which ones made the internet ablaze.

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The Trump family simply cannot be trusted https://t.co/1pji0kwcsY

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Twitter was quick to criticize Ivanka's choice of hot dogs with marshmallows. 

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein #quote #sunday

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The first daughter was mocked online for misquoting Albert Einstein in a tweet.

I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.

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Ivanka's tweet was quickly used against her after the president announced that the military will no longer accept transgender people.

Overjoyed by these beautiful letters. Reading them is one of the highlights of my week. 😍 https://t.co/AF5tSMHnB6

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Many people zeroed in on one of the photographs that seemed to show Ivanka Trump with money sign eyes.

"Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putin's team to buy in on this"… https://t.co/4XGphBrgK4

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Former Trumpa adviser claimed he "arranged" for Ivanka to sit in Putin's chair during a trip to Moscow.

How much more proof do you need that she isn't an innocent bystander? This embarrasses us. When we aren't in tears, we try to figure out how to respond to what is so violent about this as a depiction of a woman who claims to speak for female empowerment. #ivankaforpresident

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Ivanka Trump was largely criticized for staying silent on women's issues such as healthcare and sexual harassment.

The Mooch Drops A Bomb About Ivanka and Tom Brady’s Dating History https://t.co/6iT4Opcylp https://t.co/5e99VoXH1N

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Drama unfolded as former White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, said that Tom Brady and Ivanka Trump once dated.

"[Ivanka] wanted to make the trip. She said, 'Dad, can I go with you?' She said actually, 'Daddy, can I go with you… https://t.co/6TIx150Ttn

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Ivanka Trump made the internet cringe when she made a "daddy plea" earlier this year.

The first daughter sent the internet ablaze when she revealed she suffered from postpartum depression. She was heavily criticized for sharing the detail especially when women were at risk of losing their health care under the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill, an attempt at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

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"Otherwise" implies you did not like hangin with this baby. https://t.co/oB5IEZmOf3

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Ivanka Trump was mocked online for using the word "otherwise" incorrectly.

Don’t forget: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government business. We obtained records revealing she did so ev… https://t.co/Z7vHeXT84S

Perhaps Ivanka can teach kids how to re-route their emails so that they won't be discovered. Also, why does she hav… https://t.co/DLsoC50Yb8

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After writing an op-ed for the New York Times, Ivanka Trump was schooled for claiming that introducing computer science as early as kindergarten was part of her "White House portfolio." She was criticized for not being an expert on either education or tech.

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A journalist complied all of the words Ivanka Trump used incorrectly. 

I am pretty sure I found Jared and Ivanka’s anniversary sex playlist https://t.co/ksFuahEzdU

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The internet went wild after someone discovered an anniversary playlist Ivanka Trump made on Spotify, which some called, her anniversary sex playlist.

Ivanka Trump made a splash in Japan with this two-piece pink suit, but many were quick to point out that the above-the-knee skirt was a little too short for professional matters.

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1:2 Wishing Meghan and Prince Harry a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness together. https://t.co/fgjJhCfYnr https://t.co/8YP3Nzef5I

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After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, the first daughter congratulated the couple -- but many were quick to say she only offered the public congratulations as an attempt to get an invite to the royal wedding.

Peak-a-boo! ♥️

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The first daughter posted this adorable picture on Instagram with the caption "Peak-a-boo" -- a misspelling which wasn't overlooked by many of her social media followers.

Ivanka Trump calls food an "investment" for families, like "Mommy and Me classes" https://t.co/ZKySeIW05Q By… https://t.co/7lXNOnfsSg

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The first daughter was ripped for calling food an "investment" during an interview.

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Ivanka did not attend the 30-minute sitdown between the Russians and three top Trump campaign advisers — his namesake son, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Mueller has already indicted Manafort as part of his probe of possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Manafort was charged with fraud, conspiracy and money-laundering tied to his time as a lobbyist in Ukraine prior to joining Team Trump.

The Midtown sitdown returned to the headlines this week via former White House insider Steve Bannon, who ripped the three Trump representatives at the meeting.

“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad ... and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately,” Bannon says in the new tell-all book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

The Los Angeles paper also reported that at least one of the participants in the meeting between the Russians and the Trump trio was recalled for additional questioning by Mueller.

The special counsel is focusing on Donald Jr.’s misleading statement — issued by the White House — that the Trump Tower summit dealt with “a program about the adoption of Russian children.”

The Trump son later acknowledged he was enticed to the meeting by a promise that Veselnitskaya would deliver damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The paper did not identify the participant summoned back by Mueller.

Defense attorneys involved in the Mueller investigation told the Los Angeles Times that the callback of the witness could signal a change in the probe’s direction.

Mueller could now be looking at possible obstruction of justice by Trump and his administration rather than collusion with the Russians during the 2016 campaign.

Trump, in his latest tweets about the investigation, reiterated that there was no campaign wrongdoing during his run for the White House.

“Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public,” he wrote Saturday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron arrive for a new year's party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron arrive for a new year's party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive with their children Joseph and Arabella for a New Year's Eve party at U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner and their children Arabella and Joseph arrive at a new year's party at US president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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