According to FBI files obtained from Bloomberg News, Ivana Trump was Donald Trump’s first wife. The FBI investigated her immigration between European countries in the 1990s. The investigation lasted for almost two years.
The inquiry, which spanned several countries, instructed legal entities in Canada, Europe, and the United States to look into the circumstances of Ivana Trump’s emigration from communist Czechoslovakia to Austria, and eventually to Canada, investigating her relationships with certain individuals whose names have been redacted.
The FBI also looked into records relating to her divorce from Donald Trump.
Although Ivanka Trump’s mother, Donald Jr., and Eric Trump were not accused of any wrongdoings, she was still subject to a preliminary inquiry in files classified as secret.
In 1989, the FBI recommended that a preliminary inquiry be opened against Ivana Trump. This was based on confidential information from a source who provided details about possible allegations made out of spite.
“It is not known if the allegations stemmed from jealousies over her fame and wealth. The document, which also contains redacted content, reads: “Investigation continuing.”
The FBI investigated a Czechoslovakian intelligence-connected man who was known for arranging fake marriages. It was believed that he had a connection with Trump.
Bloomberg News received these records after the FBI confirmed that it had found 900 pages related to Ivana Donald Trump. The request was made by the news outlet under the Freedom of Information Act. The FBI tried unsuccessfully to keep the records and demanded that they be withheld for up to five years. Bloomberg News sued and eventually, 190 pages were released. The rest of the records would be revealed within the next few weeks.
A letter was also attached by the government agency to the documents. It claimed that some files were destroyed while hundreds more are still under review. Many files were cross-referenced, which is defined as “mentions in other files for individuals, organizations, or events.”
Bloomberg claims that the FBI removed a significant amount of the information from the documents due to national security concerns and personal privacy. Federal bureau stated that certain information would reveal confidential informants’ identities if it wasn’t redacted.