The family of President-elect Donald Trump have been key players in his election. His older sons, Donald and Eric, as well as his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jared Kushner personalized Trump as a candidate.
Trump asserted all along that he would leave his business to be run by his children should he win the election. His children’s roles are becoming more defined now that he has won the election.
Trump’s sons will continue to run the family business. Ivanka Trump and Kushner have long been expected to take on advisory roles to the president. The couple recently purchased a home in the Washington, DC area in the same neighborhood where the Obama family will soon be moving.
A formal role has now been established for Kushner. According to a senior member of Trump’s transition team, Kushner will serve as a senior adviser to the president Kushner’s position does raise some ethical issues since he, too, is a successful business man.
“Mr. Kushner is committed to complying with federal ethics laws and we have been consulting with the Office of Government Ethics regarding the steps he should take,” Kushner’s lawyer said.
NBC reported that “Kushner will resign from his company, divest ‘substantial assets,’ and recuse himself from matters that would impact his financial interests.”
Since Kushner is Donald Trump’s son-in-law, there are some concerns regarding nepotism. NBC asserted that his appointment may be “challenged on a federal anti-nepotism law aimed at preventing officials from appointing relatives to government positions.”
The president-elect is scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday where Kushner’s role as well as his own business are expected to be major topics.
Source: NBC News