WASHINGTON >> Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of his closest advisers, is taking steps to distance himself from his sprawling New York real estate business
It is the clearest sign yet he is planning to take a position in his father-in-law’s administration.
Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, must navigate a web of entanglements before he takes any post in Washington.
He must overcome federal anti-nepotism laws that bar officials from appointing relatives to government positions as well as eliminate potential conflicts of interest with his family’s multi-billion dollar real estate empire.
Kushner, who often has the last word with the president-elect before a decision is made, has explored stepping away from his business post and has consulted with officials about resolving potential conflicts, according to his lawyer.