FBI probed Ivana Trump over her connections to native country Czechoslovakia, documents show
The FBI "recommended a preliminary inquiry be opened on Ivana Trump" more than a year before Donald and Ivana Trump divorced.
The FBI conducted a counterintelligence probe of Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump, about her connections to her native country of Czechoslovakia in the late 1980s until at least the early '90s, according to newly released documents.
The FBI said it has about 900 pages of potential files about the late Trump, and the agency released 190 pages of files Monday to Bloomberg, with plans to turn over the remaining records next month.
The FBI "recommended a preliminary inquiry be opened on Ivana Trump" in a document dated Feb. 14, 1989, more than a year before Donald and Ivana Trump divorced. Most information is redacted in that file.
The counterintelligence probe lasted at least two years, but one of the files is dated 2001. That document is also largely redacted, but it concerns a telephone interview from a woman who spoke with New York City FBI agents about Ivana Trump.
She died in her New York home last July at the age of 73.
Ivana Trump was born in Czechoslovakia in 1949. She married Donald Trump in 1977 after she met him as a model in New York the previous year.