Trump's son-in-law Kushner to become senior White House adviser
|TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/10/2017 12:51:00 PM|
Washington, Jan 10: US President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will become a senior White House adviser working on trade and the Middle East, transition officials said, in a rare case of a close presidential family member taking a major job.
Kushner, 35, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, is taking the post after receiving legal counsel that doing so would not violate US anti-nepotism law, transition officials said.
The position, unlike Cabinet posts, does not require US Senate confirmation, and Kushner will not be paid.
Trump, in a statement on yesterday announcing the choice, said Kushner was a "tremendous asset and trusted advisor throughout the campaign and transition.
" Kushner, who like Trump is a New York real estate developer, emerged as an important voice early in his father-in-law's presidential campaign and was involved in almost every aspect of it from personnel decisions to strategy and fundraising.
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