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Tue Jan 10, 2017, 10:01 PM

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: new role as DC power couple raises alarm

Source: The Guardian

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: new role as DC power couple raises alarm

Ethics experts renew concerns over nepotism and conflicts
of interest inherent in Trump’s son-in-law as senior adviser
and Ivanka’s role in the family business


Lauren Gambino in Washington
Tuesday 10 January 2017 19.57 GMT

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are poised to become one of the most powerful couples in the US.

Donald Trump’s eldest daughter and her husband, who played crucial roles in directing Trump’s campaign, now sit at the helm of his transition team, along with Trump’s sons, and, on Monday, Trump named Kushner a senior adviser to the president, an appointment that has raised questions about potential conflicts of interests and drawn accusations of nepotism.

Trump described his son-in-law, a New York real estate executive and publisher of the weekly New York Observer, as a “tremendous asset and trusted adviser throughout the campaign and transition” and praised him as “incredibly successful, in both business and now politics”. Ivanka, who serves as executive vice-president of development and acquisitions of the Trump Organization and has her own fashion line, is not expected to have a formal role in the administration.

As the couple prepare to move their family from New York to Washington, his appointment and her continued involvement in the family business open the administration up to new claims of conflicts of interest when it has far from resolved its approach to those of Donald Trump himself.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-nepotism-conflicts-of-interest

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coco22 Jan 10 #1
2naSalit Jan 10 #2
Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 10 #3
muriel_volestrangler Jan 11 #4
Hestia Jan 11 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 10:15 PM

1. K&R.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 10:15 PM

2. Well now...

the ethics community will be working overtime for a while.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 11:33 PM

3. Kushner's father is a convicted felon.

The Trump team is a den of thieves.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:12 PM

4. Ironically, convicted of taping his own brother-in-law with a prostitute

In the summer of 2004, Kushner was fined $508,900 by the Federal Election Commission for contributing to political campaigns in the names of his partnerships when he lacked authorization to do so. In 2005, following an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Chris Christie negotiated a plea agreement with Kushner, under which Kushner pleaded guilty to 18 counts of making illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering. The witness-tampering charge arose from Kushner's act of retaliation against William Schulder, husband of his sister Esther, who was cooperating with federal investigators; Kushner hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, arranged for an encounter between the two to be secretly recorded, and had the tape sent to his sister; he was sentenced to two years in prison.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kushner

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:39 PM

5. From all appearances, they seem to be his caretakers and are the only ones who can handle him

as he sundowns. There is no other explanation.

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