Dubbed “the world’s most powerful son-in-law,” Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew, will be named as senior adviser to the president.
Jared Kushner, US President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, will be appointed senior White House adviser, presidential transition officials confirmed.
Kushner, an orthodox Jew, is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka and served as a close advisor to the Republican candidate during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Trump is working with a legal team, which reportedly managed to circumvent any nepotism laws that would bar a politician from promoting family members. These laws, however, may not be applicable to the White House.
Trump is expected to make the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday.
Kushner, a wealthy 35-year-old real estate developer, is preparing to resign from his position at Kushner Companies and “divest substantial assets,” Jamie Gorelick, his attorney and partner at the law firm of WilmerHale, told media.
“Mr. Kushner is committed to complying with federal ethics laws, and we have been consulting with the Office of Government Ethics regarding the steps he would take,” Gorelick said.
By: World Israel News Staff