Photos showed Le Pen sitting in the lobby of Donald Trump's Manhattan building on Thursday, having a meeting with three unidentified men.
There's also a possibility that Marine Le Pen's visit is linked to Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
Stephen Bannon, the former CEO of the rightwing U.S. news and opinion site Breitbart, who is now Trump's chief strategy adviser, told the French website radio-londres.fr last year that Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, Marine Le Pen's 26-year-old niece and party MP, was a rising star, and predicted France's 2017 elections would be "historic".
She has led the National Front since 2011, attempting to "detoxify" the party somewhat of its reputation for racism and xenophobia, focusing instead on anti-EU and anti-immigration policies. Le Pen is reportedly considering returning to Russian Federation to ask for more of le cash.
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However, asked whether she was there to meet Trump and whether she was there in a professional or personal capacity, she declined to answer. A report from the press pool assigned to cover Trump's transition team states that she was seated at a table in the Trump Tower basement around 11 a.m. with her partner Louis Aliot and a man named George Lombardi, who heads the group Citizens for Trump. 'We don't communicate about private visits, ' he added.
But when asked if she would speak to pool journalists later, one of her associates said "OK".
Le Pen is set to launch her official campaign on Feburary 4th in a meeting with supporters in the French city of Lyon. I'm not answerable to Donald Trump's internal U.S. policies.
Le Pen openly backed Trump during his presidential campaign.