Ivanka Trump Secures Office in White House

First daughter Ivanka Trump is securing an office in the West Wing of the White House as her role expands. She will not however become a government official. She will also not receive a salary for her increased responsibility. This latest development raises ethics concerns.

Trump is in the process of obtaining a security clearance and is set to receive government-issued communications devices this week. According to her attorney Jamie Gorelick, Ivanka Trump will be to serve as the president’s “eyes and ears” while providing broad-ranging advice, not just limited to women’s empowerment issues.

“Having an adult child of the president who is actively engaged in the work of the administration is new ground,” Gorelick conceded in an interview on Monday. “Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to voluntarily comply with the rules that would apply if she were a government employee, even though she is not.”

Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, was sworn in as an official senior adviser in the White House. His hiring also raised questions of whether it violated anti-nepotism laws.

The White House confirms her new role will not be a conflict of interest.


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