Donald Trump Appoints ‘Incredibly Successful’ Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To White House As ‘Senior Advisor’…. But He Won’t Be Paid A Penny To Avoid Nepotism Laws

Donald Trump Appoints 'Incredibly Successful' Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To White House As 'Senior Advisor'…. But He Won't Be Paid A Penny To Avoid Nepotism Laws

Donald Trump Appoints ‘Incredibly Successful’ Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To White House As ‘Senior Advisor’…. But He Won’t Be Paid A Penny To Avoid Nepotism Laws 

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, has been named Senior Advisor to the President, the president-elect’s transition team announced.
The role will essentially be the same one he held during the Republican’s campaign, as he completes the leadership trio, which also includes incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon.
Kushner, a billionaire like his father-in-law, will be unpaid. The official transition team release stated ‘Kushner has chosen to forego his salary while serving in the administration.’
In the press release announcing Kushner’s role Trump called his son-in-law ‘a tremendous asset and trusted advisor’ saying he was proud to put him in a key leadership role – despite the fact that it could be politically problematic.

‘He has been incredibly successful, in both business and now politics,’ Trump said. ‘He will be an invaluable member of my team as I set and execute an ambitious agenda, putting the American people first.’
The husband of Trump’s eldest daughter Ivanka was already taking steps to distance himself from his sprawling real estate business in order to clear a series of hurdles that could hinder his taking of a government job.

Another sign he was serious about working in the West Wing is that he and Ivanka already found a home in Washington where they will move with their three kids.
The president-elect plans to hold a press conference in New York City on Wednesday and make clear that Ivanka Trump will not be running his business while he’s in the White House.
Kushner will need to argue that a federal anti-nepotism law that bar officials from appointing relatives to government positions does not apply to him.
By not taking a salary, Kushner may more easily skirt the law.
He’ll also have to eliminate potential conflicts of interest between his family’s multi-billion dollar real estate empire and his government duties.
Just as week after Trump was elected, Kushner met with Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of Anbang Insurance Group, one of China’s most aggressive acquirers of overseas properties, to discuss a deal in the works to redevelop one of the Kushner family’s flagship Manhattan addresses, according to the New York Times.
The paper used the meeting, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, a property Anbang owns, as an example of the ‘ethical thicket’ Kushner will have to navigate through to get to the White House, in part because his business is still a major real estate investor, while the Trump Organization has turned more to branding.
Kushner, who often has the last word with the president-elect before a major decision is made, has explored stepping away from his role as CEO of the real estate business and has consulted with federal officials about resolving potential conflicts, according to his lawyer.

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