Saturday, March 25, 2017

LIBERAL ALERT: Ivanka Trump getting West Wing office and security clearance despite having no official role

If there’s one thing this administration needs, it’s another New York liberal whispering in the president’s ear. But then, Trump was always going to consult with Ivanka. What does it matter if they’re doing it by phone or in the Oval Office?
Two novelties here. One: Typically you need an official position to earn space in the West Wing. Ivanka’s not accepting one, possibly in order to make the argument against her under federal anti-nepotism laws harder. (That same argument was made against her husband and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who was named an official advisor. The DOJ ended up deeming that okay on grounds that the anti-nepotism law applies only to executive agencies, not to the White House itself.) Two: She’s applied for a security clearance, which is unusual twice over — not only do presidential family members typically not receive them, clearances normally are given only to people who work for the government in an official capacity. She isn’t. And yet.
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