Donald Trump Named Son-in-Law as a Senior White House Adviser
Overview of this ControversyDate Originated:
January of 2017Categories: Jared Kushner
& Donald TrumpDonald 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