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Ivanka Now Official WH Adviser, Complying With Ethics Rules

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Special assistant to the president Ivanka Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017 05:12 PM

President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, is becoming an official government employee, joining her husband in serving as an unpaid adviser to the president, The New York Times reported.

Ivanka Trump has an office in the West Wing, and last week announced she would be an informal adviser, sparking criticism the position would let her avoid some rules and disclosures.

"I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees," she said in a statement, the Times reported.

"Throughout this process I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role."

Ivanka Trump's title will be special assistant to the president, according to the Times. Husband Jared Kushner has the title of senior adviser.

Ivanka Trump's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, told the Times the decision stemmed from "her commitment to compliance with federal ethics standards and her openness to opposing points of view."

"She will file the financial disclosure forms required of federal employees and be bound by the same ethics rules that she had planned to comply with voluntarily," she said, the Times reported.

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President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, is becoming an official government employee, joining her husband in serving as an unpaid adviser to the president, The New York Times reported.
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