Breaking: Trump names Kushner for White House position

Jared Kushner (L) observed a campaign rally in September with fellow-media magnate Steve Bannon, who'd previously run Breitbart Media  [MANDEL FP/Getty Images]
Jared Kushner (L) observed a campaign rally in September with fellow-media magnate Steve Bannon, who’d previously run Breitbart Media [MANDEL NGAN AFP/Getty Images]
President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, the New York Times reports. Although everyone knew that Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump would play an important role in the Trump White House, an official position is nonetheless surprising in the context of anti-nepotism laws. 

Kushner is already in the process of filing the necessary financial disclosure forms for the position and has hired a law firm, Washington’s WilmerHale, to assist him in the process. He will likely step down from his position of CEO of his family’s real estate company soon in order to accommodate similar regulations regarding financial conflicts.

01/09/2017 1:39 PM by David Kinzer

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