Trump Appoints Son-in-Law as White House Adviser


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President-elect Donald Trump has nominated his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as his senior White House adviser.

Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, played a role in Trump’s campaign and subsequent transition team.

Kushner is not expected to draw a salary for his role and plans to sell most of his business portfolio to family members and others in an effort to avoid financial conflicts of interest.

In a statement Trump said of Kushner, “Jared has been a tremendous asset and trusted adviser throughout the campaign and transition and I am proud to have him in a key leadership role in my administration.”

Whilst many believe the appointment violates the federal anti-nepotism law, lawyers for Kushner have concluded the law doesn’t prevent him from assuming the role.

Jared Kushner, who turns 36 this month, released a statement saying, “It is an honor to serve our country. I am energized by the shared passion of the president-elect and the American people and I am humbled by the opportunity to join this very talented team.”