Trump Announces Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

Kushner, 36, the husband of Ivanka Trump, will step down from his family's real estate empire to work alongside his father-in-law, raising ethical questions.
2:04 | 01/10/17

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Donald Trump also announcing a big role for his son-in-law naming his daughter ivanka's husband as a senior white house adviser. ABC's Cecilia Vega is here with the details and never a dull moment. No, and I think it's going to go this way for probably four more years so, look, this news is coming on Jared Kushner's 36th birthday. This was a close confidant for Donald Trump. Behind the scenes in the campaign and now he's going in as the senior adviser to the president there in the west wing. He won't be taking a salary when in there. It's not the first time the white house has turned into a family affair. JFK, of course, we know appointed his brother as attorney general. We remember Hillary Clinton on those health care panels, she was there during her husband's administration. This time ethics experts are split on whether this Kushner appointment might be violating federal anti-nepotism laws. There are also questions about potential conflicts of interest. He runs his family's part of his family's real estate empire. He'll be stepping down from that and he's also the owner of the New York observer, he will be stepping down from that as well and also we're told be divesting substantial assets but, you know, Democrats are calling on at least some of them the doj to investigate his new role in the white house. They will take a look but we have seen something similar like this before so not surprising in that regard and it's pretty much been very firm about she does not want a role with the white house, ivanka. A lot thought she would go into the white house given her role as a confidante for her father. Sources are telling us at this point she will not immediately have a formal role in the white house. That he's instead going to be concentrating on settling her family into D.C., they have that big move coming up. And big inauguration coming up and Donald Trump feeling it could very well be a record setter. But he went so far as to say dresses are sold out there. Some are saying you're being sworn in and you're talking about the stock of inaugural ball gowns. What are you doing? I know you were curious. We called around. A lot of dress stores, there is no shortage of ball gowns in the nation's capital so, ladies, you're good to go. Thank you for that.

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