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Ivanka Trump Gets White House Office


Ivanka Trump is to have an office in the White House, her lawyer says.

However, President Donald Trump’s daughter will not have an official title or salary when she works in the West Wing – the hub of US executive power.

Ivanka Trump’s lawyer said she would have security clearance and access to classified information.

Her role will be to serve as Donald Trump’s “eyes and ears” while providing broad-ranging advice, her attorney told Politico.

Ivanka Trump said in a statement: “While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees.

“I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life.”

The 35-year-old, who owns a fashion brand, will be joining her husband Jared Kushner, who was sworn in as a senior adviser to President Trump.

After Jared Kushner’s appointment was announced, Ivanka Trump’s aides said she would not work for the administration and would instead focus on settling her family in Washington.

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First Lady Melania Trump has so far chosen to stay in New York with President Trump’s youngest son.

The couple’s political influence has raised questions about possible conflicts of interests.

Federal anti-nepotism laws bar relatives of the president from being appointed to government positions.

However, an exception was made for Jared Kushner after the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel cited the president’s “special hiring authority”.

Ivanka Trump’s lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, told Associated Press: “Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to voluntarily comply with the rules that would apply if she were a government employee, even though she is not.”

However, some have criticized the decision to give her a White House position, even though she will have no actual job title.

Since the election Ivanka Trump has placed her fashion company’s interests in a trust, handing off day-to-day operations to her top executive.

Her brother-in-law and sister-in-law have been named trustees, the New York Times reports.

However, several retailers have dropped Ivanka Trumps’ products, saying that sales of her brand were falling.

She is also being sued by a fashion company in San Francisco that says she is cashing in on her position as first daughter.

Modern Appealing Clothing said in court documents filed last week that Ivanka Trump’s company has an “unfair advantage” in the marketplace.

She has forbidden her eponymous brand from advertising using images of her taken since the inauguration.

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, Ivanka has been seen attending meetings with world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, last week, and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.

Ivanka Trump is to due to release a book – Women Who Work – in May, with the proceeds going to charity, Jamie Gorelick said.



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