Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are set to take on major roles in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, CNN reported Thursday. Ivanka was reportedly set to take on some of the duties that the first lady normally handles.The current office of First Lady Michelle Obama is being transformed into an office for the entire "First Family," according to CNN.
While official titles have yet to be determined for the couple, Ivanka was reportedly set to advise Donald on many issues, including climate change. The federal nepotism law, which prevents public officials from hiring and promoting relatives, leaves the official details unclear. The two may work in the administration without receiving pay. One of Trump's top advisors, Kellyanne Conway explained to MSNBC, "The anti-nepotism law has an exception if you want to work in the West Wing because the President is able to appoint his own staff. So, of course, this came about to stop maybe family members serving on the Cabinet." "But the President does have discretion to choose a staff of his liking. And so if that is true, and that legal advice holds, that will open up a realm of responsibilities," Conway added.Trump's two sons, Don Jr. and Eric are reportedly taking care of the family business while their father is in office. Trump explained in a tweet, "Two of my children, Don and Eric, plus executives, will manage them. No new deals will be done during my term(s) in office."
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