Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump gets bigger role, White House office
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 18:52
She is also set to receive government-issued communications devices and a security clearance.
In an interview with NPR, her attorney, Jamie Gorelick, revealed that her role will be to continue to act as the "eyes and ears of her father and provide candid advice as she has for her entire adult life".
Gorelick maintained that despite not having an official role in the administration, Ivanka Trump plans to follow the same ethics and records retention rules that are applied to government employees.
She is also said to be in the process of gaining security clearance, which would allow her to access classified information.
People argue that this is a way for her to promote her brand.
In January, her husband Jared Kushner was appointed as a senior adviser to the president by her father, whose premiership has been plagued by accusations of conflicts of interest and allegations of Russian inference.
But some have criticized the decision to give her a White House position, even though she will have no actual job title.
Ivanka Trump was on hand last week for President Donald Trump's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
But Norm Eisen, a former ethics chief in the Barack Obama administration, said: "They're not saying she's going to voluntarily subject herself to ethics rules to be nice". "There's recognition that they're in very uncertain territory here".
Ivanka Trump is now in Colorado skiing and having fun with her family as her father, President Donald Trump, is making moves for her to become a full-time staffer in his administration. "The bottom line is that if Ivanka does work outside of the social realm and moves into policy, she becomes an employee". "If she can voluntarily subject herself to the rules, she can voluntarily un-subject herself to the rules".