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Trump May Try to Give Daughter Ivanka & Her Husband White House Positions

HeadlineDec 16, 2016

One of Trump’s top advisers has suggested that Trump may give his eldest daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner formal positions in the White House, claiming the Trump transition team believes they’ve found an exception to the United States’ anti-nepotism laws. Kellyanne Conway said, "The anti-nepotism law apparently has an exception if you want to work in the West Wing, because the president is able to appoint his own staff." Trump has already sparked increasing concerns about conflicts of interest by including his adult children in key political meetings, including the vetting of potential Cabinet members, given his children’s role in running the Trump business empire.

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