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Kushner moves to distance himself from business

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    Jared Kushner, son-in-law of of President-elect Donald Trump walked from Trump Tower in New York on Nov. 14.

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.

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  • Lol, can he and Ivanka actually move into the White House? I would think the “first family” is current wife Melania and her son Barron. What a cluster frack of total conflicts of stuff. Would be real interesting to see how they hide assets,money and tax returns. Also wouldnt trumpf now have to release his taxes to see if he totally separating himself from these money conflicts? And I’m sure that the American taxpayers would NOT be required to pay trumpf legal fees and Lawyers for all this cluster f.

  • I have never in the history of the White House heard of a First Lady’s ADULT step children moving in. Correct me if I wrong,by I’m not. Ivanka needs to be there in case her father can’t answer that “3am” call. There for excuses on why dad is incapacitated. Melania cannot handle that pressure. Never even heard of a high level advisor,Kushner,sleeping close by too. Very strange indeed.

  • Don’t know how they can avoid any conflicts unless all of their business is placed in a blind trust. Too close if the president elect just lets his son-in-law run the business.

  • As reported by the NY Times yesterday: “On the night of Nov. 16, a group of executives gathered in a private dining room of the restaurant La Chine at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The table was laden with Chinese delicacies and $2,100 bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild. At one end sat Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of the Waldorf’s owner, Anbang Insurance Group, a Chinese financial behemoth with estimated assets of $285 billion and an ownership structure shrouded in mystery. Close by sat Jared Kushner, a major New York real estate investor whose father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, had just been elected president of the United States.”

    From hawking tacky foreign-made jewelry to making gigantic real estate deals with China and India, the ethics-free Trump family is doing everything possible to profit from Trump’s election. And, of course, no one knows what Trump really owes to Putin-controlled banks and Russian mobsters.

  • This is a good development…. Trump needs someone he can trust to help him make decisions.

    Don’t know if his son in law is any better qualified than he is.

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