The FBI has come clean after getting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and released 190 pages of documents on its secret investigation into President Donald Trump’s ex-wife.
Ivana Trump died suddenly in July 2022.
She was the mother of three of Trump’s kids: Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr.
“I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City,” Trump said when she died.
“She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.
“Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.
“She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!”
After Bloomberg reporter Jason Leopold submitted the FOIA request, the FBI released pages of the investigation into Ivana.
In one document dated February 14, 1989, the FBI said it “recommended a preliminary inquiry be opened on Ivana Trump” because of information from a confidential source.
“It is unknown if the allegations stem from jealousies of her wealth and fame. Investigation continuing,” the FBI says in the files.
There’s not much in the files on Donald Trump besides a January 16, 1989, Time magazine article headlined, “Trump.”
FBI releases 190 pages on ‘secret’ investigation into Ivana Trump https://t.co/CcBNFICCZc
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The FBI released nearly 200 pages of internal documents it kept on Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump https://t.co/vLcxxCLX0Y
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) March 27, 2023
According to Bloomberg:
The documents also include a reference to Barrandov Film Industry, a Prague film studio and one of Europe’s largest.
It’s unclear why it’s mentioned, but it’s connected to Vaclav Havel, who served as the last president of Czechoslovakia.
A then-unknown Ivana Trump appeared in an episode of a show filmed there called Pan Tau in 1970.
The file goes on to say that a “highly confidential and reliable source” advised that Ivana Trump was in Czechoslovakia on June 4, 1990, where Havel gave her an autographed book.
The Prague Daily Monitor published a story after Donald Trump was elected president about Ivana not helping dissidents or exiles during the Communist regime.
That may explain the FBI’s interest in her visit to the country.
According to Fox News:
The documents, obtained by Bloomberg, indicate that Ivana faced counterintelligence allegations relating to her home country of Czechoslovakia.
The FBI used connections in Canada and Europe to track down the specifics of her emigration from the country, which at the time was controlled by communists.
Ivana left Czechoslovakia by marrying an Austrian ski instructor, who she divorced soon after gaining Austrian citizenship in 1972.
She then traveled to the U.S. and ended up in New York City, where she met the would-be president.