Trump hires his daughter to join step son in incestuous administration

Saturday, 01 Apr, 2017

Several attorneys and government watchdog leaders last week wrote a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn asking him to reconsider his approval of Ivanka Trump serving her father without becoming an official government employee.

An announcement was made early Wednesday that the first daughter will become a government employee at the White House and will serve as the president's assistant.

According to a statement from the first daughter, the move was created to quiet criticism that her unofficial advisory position to her father protected her from having to make the financial disclosures federal employees, like her husband Jared Kushner, have to make.

Ms Trump has revealed she will accept an unpaid, volunteer position as as an "adviser" to the President and will file her own Form 278, which means she is legally bound by USA government's ethics rules.

Clark and Painter said that she is not required to divest from her company, but she should recuse herself from matters that could affect her economic positions, her company or her husband's businesses.

Ivanka Trump is officially a White House employee.

"For example, half of her business is based on jewelry, so pretend the administration is weighing an enormous tax on jewelry", Clark said.

Trump's influence in the White House has cemented quickly.

In February, she met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House, as part of a roundtable discussion on female entrepreneurs.

Ivanka Trump has said she would champion wage equality, childcare, education and more opportunities for women while working with her father.

The news about Ivanka Trump was first reported by The New York Times.

The White House says it will share financial information about some top staff members on its website late Friday. She also will no longer be working at the Trump Organization, her father's massive real estate firm now run by her brothers Eric and Donald Trump, Jr. She transferred to Wharton after two years at Georgetown University. She attended so many official meetings and has always been by the president's side.

Initiatives including childcare - mentioned by Trump last September.

Slaughter tweeted that if Trump "could actually get something like this through, it would be real & important progress". KEYSTONE Several environmental groups sue the Trump administration in a federal court in Montana to challenge its decision to approve construction of TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL pipeline. All three believed that she is the right person to give the administration the "air cover" it so desperately needs - and has been missing thus far.