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.
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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.
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