Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka is officially getting an office in the White House's West Wing - along with security clearance to access classified information, and government-issued communications devices, according to the Associated Press.
Ivanka Trump has agreed to abide by the same ethics rules as official government employees.
Instead, her brother- and sister-in-law Josh Kusher and Nicole Meyer will control it. Josh Kushner's brother and Ivanka's husband, Jared, is a senior adviser to President Trump.
While Trump continues to own her own lifestyle company, which sells clothing, shoes and jewelry, she has turned daily management to the company president and has set up a trust to provide further oversight.
Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich is one of many who have criticized the decision calling it a "coup" before the President "loots the country".
Ethics watchdogs are questioning the potential conflicts of interest and violations of anti-nepotism laws that normally prevent relatives from being appointed to government positions.
President Trump appears to have issued the unfounded claims that the British intelligence agency GCHQ carried out the alleged wiretap after watching a Fox News report last week.
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Enrollment in these individual insurance plans was down by about 500,000 people from 2016 by the end of January, it said. In the Senate, a senior Republican said even if the health bill passes the House, "it wouldn't pass the Senate".
She added that Ivanka will "abide by all the ethical rules that she would abide by if she were an employee".
Just earlier this week, it was announced that the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, is expected to oversee the Justice Department's civil division.
Ivanka Trump may have distanced herself from the company that bears her name, but a new lawsuit claims the company still has an unfair advantage because of it. Why not at least give her the gloss of legitimacy, and make the role official?
First daughter Ivanka Trump has lined up new digs closer to her dad.
She has been active alongside her father throughout the first months of his presidency, attending major events with her father and other world leaders.
Ivanka's political ascent stands in contrast with some of her previously stated intentions. Measures taken will include divesting her common stock, tech investments, and investment funds, although Gorelick conceded that Ivanka doesn't "believe it eliminates conflicts in every way. We're trying to minimise those to the extent possible".