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Ivanka Trump — who's supposed to be running her dad's "blind trust" — wants to move to Washington D.C.

The move — with husband Jared Kushner — presents yet another opportunity for nepotism and conflicts of interest


Brendan Gauthier
December 6, 2016 1:19AM (UTC)

President-elect Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, is reportedly house hunting with her husband, Jared Kushner, in Washington, D.C.

The couple's potential move from New York City to the nation's capital welcomes the potential for more conflicts of interest. While Ivanka is supposed to be managing her father's company, The Trump Organization, Kushner is rumored to play an influential role in his father-in-law's cabinet.

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As a transition team member, Ivanka will meet Monday with former Vice President Al Gore to discuss environmental concerns — namely climate change, which President-elect Trump once believed to be a hoax invented by the Chinese.

Trump says he'll announce more specs regarding control of his business in a news conference on Dec. 15.

The exact role Kushner, 35, will play remains to be seen, as his familial relationship with the president-elect should bar him from any official position.

Federal anti-nepotism law mandates, “A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official.”

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Still, Kushner will likely take on a "special counsel" role that would allow him to circumvent anti-nepotism law and maintain his businesses: Kushner Properties and Observer Media.


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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