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Monday, January 09, 2017

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, is expected to join the White House as a senior adviser to the president, according to a person close to the transition. Trump relied heavily on Kushner's advice during the campaign. Ethics experts have raised questions about whether Kushner's role in the new administration will run up against a federal anti-nepotism law and how he will separate himself from his real estate business to avoid conflicts of interest. His appointment is expected to be formally announced later this week. Kushner, 35, is married to Ivanka Trump and has run his family's multibillion-dollar business over the past decade after his father pleaded guilty to corruption-related charges.

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As Trump campaigned for president, Kushner played a key role, acting as an adviser and gatekeeper. Kushner, whose family has donated to pro-Israel causes, also played a role as a Middle East policy adviser.

Some ethics experts question whether a Kushner appointment would violate a federal anti-nepotism statute.

Though Kushner's company is focused primarily on development in New York and New Jersey, it has often relied on foreign investment, and its earnings could be influenced by Trump administration trade and foreign-relations policies.

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The Hair is also up for a position as Sr Adviser in the WH. According to sources, The Hair has been covering up Trump's baldness for years.

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-01-09 02:46 PM | Reply

Dear Gropen Fuhrer is up for an adviser position in Putin's White House.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-01-09 02:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Some ethics experts question whether a Kushner appointment would violate a federal anti-nepotism statute."

How would it not?

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-01-09 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Der Gropen Fuhrer

hahahaaha!

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-01-09 02:59 PM | Reply

"Gropen Fuhrer" 8^) Someone just finished watching The Man in the High Castle.

#5 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-01-09 03:05 PM | Reply

How would it not?

Short paper from the Congressional Research Service, no definitive answer.

#6 | Posted by et_al at 2017-01-09 03:22 PM | Reply

"Drain the swamp!"

You poor, dumb bastards.

LOL!

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-01-09 03:47 PM | Reply

'I'll select the best people-you won't believe how good they are- bu-leeeve me'

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2017-01-09 03:56 PM | Reply

I'm sure its just a coincidence that the BEST, MOST QUALIFIED people in the country just happen to be related to trump. No academics or experts ANYWHERE could possibly have been more qualified than his son in law.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-01-09 04:33 PM | Reply

An outrage a day. #Trumppresidencyexplained

#10 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-01-09 04:36 PM | Reply

Billy Carter was born into the wrong family. If he was Trump's relative he'd get a top White House job.

#11 | Posted by rcade at 2017-01-09 04:52 PM | Reply

"Some ethics experts question whether a Kushner appointment would violate a federal anti-nepotism statute."
How would it not?

#3 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

And who is going to enforce it? The GOP Congress?

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-01-09 04:58 PM | Reply

And who is going to enforce it? The GOP Congress?
#12 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Why are you answering my question with a question? I never suggested it would be enforced at all. I asked how would it NOT be nepotism? IOW, why are ethics experts "questioning"? Shouldn't they be "stating"?

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-01-09 05:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Short paper from the Congressional Research Service, no definitive answer.

#6 | POSTED BY ET_AL

Thanks for this.

#14 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-01-09 05:03 PM | Reply

#13 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

Actually I was adding to it, not questioning your question.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-01-09 05:21 PM | Reply

Before we know it, Jared will be (select all that apply):
-selling influence to Chinese business contacts
-passing top secret material around the house and sharing it with the neighbors
-profiting from development deals on Federal land, involving public oil, gas and minerals
-serving as gateway for Ivanka to gain access to secret dealings, without appropriate security clearance
-setting himself up for criminal prosecution starting in 2018 (if the Dems re-take Congress) or 2021, after The Gripper is thrown out of office

Neal Bush, anyone? Billy Carter? Slick Willie during 2008-2012? Jared will make them all look like pikers...

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2017-01-09 05:27 PM | Reply

Hitler's secretary married one of his body guards and because of nepotism he had to leave his body guard position and go to the front where he died. I guess rules were enforced back then.

#17 | Posted by TenMile at 2017-01-09 05:35 PM | Reply

Actually I was adding to it, not questioning your question.

#15 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Thanks for the clarification.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-01-09 06:22 PM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY ET_AL

So, because "the statutory language of the anti-nepotism law does not specify whether the White House or the Executive Office of the [POTUS] is to be considered an agency," portion of the law has never been directly addressed by the courts, would this be something that could be brought to the courts from the minority party in Congress? Or would such action take a vote?

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-01-09 06:25 PM | Reply

#19

An NPR article says the Office of Special Counsel enforces the statute.

#20 | Posted by et_al at 2017-01-09 06:55 PM | Reply

Billy Carter was born into the wrong family. If he was Trump's relative he'd get a top White House job.

#11 | POSTED BY RCADE

Billy did better with Billy Beer. Only it did taste like crap.

#21 | Posted by patron at 2017-01-09 07:29 PM | Reply

Didn't JFK appoint his brother to be Attorney General?

#22 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-01-09 09:52 PM | Reply

"Didn't JFK appoint his brother to be Attorney General?" - #22 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-01-09 09:52 PM

Didn't 5 U.S. Code § 3110 become law several years after JFK appointed his brother to be Attorney General?

Oops.

#23 | Posted by Hans at 2017-01-09 09:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

^
Hahahaha!! Beat me to it.

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-01-09 10:10 PM | Reply

Then this could get interesting.

#25 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-01-09 10:35 PM | Reply

Jared Kushner had no experience running a political campaign. He went up against billion-dollar Hillary who had 100% support of Wall Street, government, unions, and Hollywood, and won. And he did it by selling a bunch of hats.

He's also a Democrat, and a Jew. But since he married Ivanka, liberals are pleased to throw Nazi references his way.

#26 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-01-10 12:55 AM | Reply

Jared Kushner had no experience running a political campaign. He went up against billion-dollar Hillary who had 100% support of Wall Street, government, unions, and Hollywood, and won. And he did it by selling a bunch of hats.

#26 | POSTED BY WHITEDEVIL

Oh the tales you spin! Tell us another one.

#27 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-01-10 11:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#19
An NPR article says the Office of Special Counsel enforces the statute.

#20 | POSTED BY ET_AL

Well thank god that office is run by an independent director rather than a political appointee! ...wait... oh crap, it's not.

Remember the good Mr. Bloch during the Bush Administration?

#28 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-01-10 11:47 AM | Reply

"Drain the swamp," my gluteus maximus.
Most corrupt guy ever.

#29 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-01-10 09:59 PM | Reply

It's going to be fun watching Syco for the next four years. Or 8.

#30 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-01-11 01:33 AM | Reply

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