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NYT: Jared Kushner Asks Lawyer About Joining Trump Administration

NYT: Jared Kushner Asks Lawyer About Joining Trump Administration

Jared Kushner is married to President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

By    |   Thursday, 17 November 2016 04:36 PM

President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has reportedly spoken with a lawyer about potentially working in the Trump administration.

According to The New York Times, Kushner and at least one lawyer believe placing his business interests into a blind trust and also working in the Trump administration for no salary would allow them to skirt federal anti-nepotism laws.

A federal statute, according to the Times, prohibits the president from having people work for him that are not taking a salary if the situation was otherwise illegal, such as if someone has conflicts of interest.

Several news outlets, including ABC News, reported this week the Trump transition team has inquired about getting a security clearance for Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka.

Kushner played a key advisory role during Trump's campaign, and he is reportedly one of the power players in the transition team that has been holed up in Trump Tower.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Trump's first two administrative selections — chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior advisor Steve Bannon — have been pushing for Kushner to serve in a high-ranking White House role.

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