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Tuesday
Jan102017

POLITICS (National): Donald Trump presidency, son-in-law Jared Kushner, senior adviser, ethical questions?: Report/commentary (Aaron Blake), "Donald Trump's 'first attempt to ignore the law'" ....  

***Following up on earlier item noted here (Donald Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, White House position, "senior adviser to the president")....

* Washington Post (Aaron Blake):  "Donald Trump's 'first attempt to ignore the law'" - From the WP:

President-elect Donald Trump intends to name his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser to his White House — a move that would put to the test a 1967 anti-nepotism law and provide a Trump White House already rife with ethical questions a bona fide legal showdown.

In fact, this amounts to Trump's "first attempt to ignore the law," according to Washington University government ethics expert Kathleen Clark. And she says it has huge implications not just for Kushner, but for the rest of his presidency.

I spoke with Clark about anti-nepotism laws, why they exist, and how Kushner and Trump might get around this particular one. Our conversation is below, lightly edited for clarity and brevity. ........................