Ivanka Trump scores West Wing office, government security clearances

The First Daughter and her husband Jared Kushner, who was sworn in in late January as a senior adviser to the president, moved their family to Washington DC when the president took office.

March 21, 2017 14:43
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Ivanka Trump. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Ivanka Trump, the Jewish daughter of President Donald Trump, reportedly is working out of a West Wing office and is in the process of receiving a government security clearance.

Trump’s office is on the second floor of the West, next to senior adviser Dina Powell, who was recently promoted to a position on the National Security Council, Politico first reported Monday evening.

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A White House official on Monday confirmed reports that Trump's 35-year-old daughter would be getting her own West Wing space, as well as access to classified information and a government-issued phone.
Ivanka Trump saying that her father Donald Trump will work for all Americans on Feb. 21, 2016

She is not expected to have an official title and will not be paid a salary.

Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who was sworn in in late January as a senior adviser to the president, moved their family to Washington DC when the president took office.

While Trump continues to own her own lifestyle company, which sells clothing, shoes and jewelry, she has turned daily management to the company president and has set up a trust to provide further oversight.  She also has barred the business from using her image in advertising to promote the products.

Trump said in a statement: “I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life,” while acknowledging that “there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president.”

Trump had said during the transition that she would not play a formal role in the administration when she moved to Washington. She had said she would continue to fight for women’s issues including maternity leave and child care, however.

On Friday she participated in a meeting of the US president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the CEOs of US and German companies to discuss workplace development, sitting beside Merkel during the discussion.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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