Trump's son-in-law cleared to be adviser

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24 January, 2017

President Donald Trump's hiring of his son-in-law Jared Kushner to serve in the White House does not violate federal anti-nepotism laws, the Department of Justice concluded in a 14-page legal opinion.

Koffsky said the statute governing a president's ability to independently hire staffers overrides the federal law. Kushner has previously been a senior member on Trump's campaign team and will now work alongside Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, who is the founder of far-right media outlet Breitbart.

Asked if he would like Costa to sign a new contract, Conte said: "Now is better to be focused on the present, not the future".

The Washingtonian reported he said he was "observing" the march ahead of his brother's swearing-in ceremony. But federal anti-nepotism laws brought into question whether he could continue his influence in the President's life post-election.

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The Foundation will be based in the south side of Chicago and facilitate projects "all over the city, the country and the world". In other words-for not the first time in recent memory-a Trump had seemingly stolen intellectual property from an Obama.

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He also wrote that it was unlikely that Congress could bar a president from obtaining informal, ad hoc policy advice from a relative, and a major effect of allowing Kushner's appointment to a formal role is that he will be subject to the usual ethics rules for White House employees, such as conflict-of-interest laws. Now, he will be required to file a financial disclosure report detailing his finances, and to divest from any assets that could generate a conflict of interest.

The opinion's conclusion matched a legal analysis that had been put forward by Kushner's attorney Jamie Gorelick. Kushner was among the estimated 470,000 people in Washington and millions around the world to protest the American president the day after his inauguration. Two government ethics lawyers [WP report] who counseled both presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have voiced concerns over Trump's refusal to disclose his tax returns which, they argue, leads to an inability to ensure the actions of the new administration will be conflict-free.

Sidman said another marcher spoke to Kushner, asking if he was indeed Jared Kushner's brother.


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