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Jared Kushner Considering Senior Role in Trump White House

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By    |   Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016 09:05 PM

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, could reportedly wind up with a top White House job as a senior adviser or special counsel, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. 

Kushner, who became a close adviser in the presidential campaign, is regarded as the Trump's eyes and ears inside the transition effort, and is "weighing formally joining his father-in-law in the White House," the Wall Street Journal reported.


He's also weighing the option of remaining an adviser but taking no formal role, the newspaper reported.

According to the Journal, Kushner, if he were to take an official job, would have to untangle himself from his real-estate business, which completed $14 billion in deals under his leadership — and would have to move to Washington with wife, Ivanka Trump, and their three young children.

Taking that path would indicate "Jared recognizes and is inspired by the incredible opportunity to make a positive impact for America," Ivanka Trump told the Journal.

To avoid breaking a federal anti-nepotism law, Kushner likely wouldn't take any pay for his work, the Journal reported.

Kushner has been key in the Trump campaign, building an infrastructure by setting up departments, including digital/social media, data, scheduling, policy and budget, at the start of the primary contests, the Journal reported.

By the late stages of the campaign, Kushner picked venues for campaign events, helped determine where campaign dollars were to be spent and adjusted the ground game when polling data showed voter shifts.

He's also working with tech billionaire Peter Thiel, who’s on the transition team, to recruit tech talent into the government, the Journal reported.

On Tuesday, according to the Journal, when Trump and his family went for a celebratory dinner at the 21 Club in Manhattan, the president-elect and Kushner, along with the family, spent most of the night talking about who would be Trump's secretaries of Treasury, Defense and other key departments, the Journal reported.

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Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, could reportedly wind up with a top White House job as a senior adviser or special counsel, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
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