DOJ: Trump hiring his son-in-law doesn’t violate anti-nepotism laws

DOJ: Trump hiring his son-in-law doesn’t violate anti-nepotism laws
Jared Kushner with wife Ivanka Trump (Image: Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

President Trump’s son-in-law has been cleared to work in the White House as a senior adviser.

His hiring of Jared Kushner would not violate a federal anti-nepotism law because a loophole grants the president the authority to hire employees who are family members, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Daniel Koffsky wrote Friday.

The 14-page Department of Justice memo matches the legal argument Kusher’s attorney Jamie Gorelick made to ensure the real estate mogul could get a role in the Trump administration.

Kusher, 36, had been one of Trump’s closest advisers throughout the presidential campaign and could emerge as his top aide in the White House. Trump has signaled Kusher will play a key role in foreign affairs, including the Middle East peace process and U.S.-Israeli relations.

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