Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has been tapped to be a senior advisor, a senior transition official allegedly told CNN.
Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be senior adviser to the president, a senior transition official told CNN Monday.
The move comes ahead of a Wednesday news conference in which Trump is expected to detail how he plans to manage his company’s conflicts-of-interest after he enters the White House.
Trump is expected to make clear in the presser that Ivanka Trump, Kushner’s wife, will not be running Trump’s company.
The Trump team is expected to address how Kushner’s appointment wouldn’t be in violation of the nepotism laws.
Although Kushner is not a blood relative of Trump, as a son-in-law, the laws would still be applicable.
Kushner owns his own real estate development firm and has been an important advisor to Trump throughout his campaign and on his transition team.
Kushner comes from a family who made its money in real estate.
His grandparents came from Belarus after surviving concentration camps during the Holocaust.
If he accepts the role, he will have to separate himself from some of his holdings in order to avoid questions of conflicts of interest.