There are no doubts that one reason why President Trump was elected was because his daughter Ivanka who is his other set of ears. When Trump won the presidency it was announced that Ivanka and her family would be moving to Washington. Also, her husband has taken a formal official paid role inside the administration.
It has recently been reported that the “powerful” first daughter has received an office in the West Wing. The Administration announced that she will not receive a salary but is in the process of obtaining a security clearance to receive government-issued communications. Politico reports that:
In everything but name, Trump is settling in as what appears to be a full-time staffer in her father’s administration, with a broad and growing portfolio — except she is not being sworn in, will hold no official position and is not pocketing a salary, her attorney said.
Trump’s role, according to her attorney Jamie Gorelick, will be to serve as the president’s “eyes and ears” while providing broad-ranging advice, not just limited to women’s empowerment issues. Last week, for instance, Trump raised eyebrows when she was seated next to Angela Merkel for the German chancellor’s first official visit to Trump’s White House.
As her role in the White House grows — a role that comes with no playbook — Trump plans to adhere to the same ethics and records retention rules that apply to government employees, Gorelick said, even though she is not technically an employee. But ethics watchdogs immediately questioned whether she is going far enough to eliminate conflicts of interest, especially because she will not be automatically subjected to certain ethics rules while serving as a de facto White House adviser.
Having an adult child of the president who is actively engaged in the work of the administration is new ground,” Gorelick conceded in an interview on Monday. “Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to voluntarily comply with the rules that would apply if she were a government employee, even though she is not.” A spokeswoman for Ivanka Trump said her role was signed off on by the White House counsel’s office, and the conflict issues were “worked through” with the office of government ethics.
Ivanka has a long history of working for her father and it is no shock to see her working by his side now. In a statement Ivanka has said:
“I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life. While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees.”
Ivanka guidance has been great for her father, she and her husband guided him out of muddy waters during the campaign. But, if Ivanka is going to go through the steps of being an employee than she should take the same oath.