Donald Trump Named Son-in-Law as a Senior White House Adviser

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Date Originated: January of 2017
Categories: Jared Kushner & Donald Trump
Donald Trump is considering giving his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a job in the White House, which would almost surely violate a 1967 law that prohibits Presidents from hiring any family member, even those related by marriage, to a position in the Administration. Constitutional scholars have also voiced concern that Trump would still be violating the law even if Kushner were an unpaid adviser to the President. Update: Trump named Kushner as an "unpaid" senior White House Adviser who will oversee numerous projects including Middle-East peace, China, Canadian, and Mexican affairs. He is also tasked with reorganizing the Federal Government.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html
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