Well look what the wicked witch is up to now…seriously?
She is complaining about being confused about Ivanka Trump’s role in her father’s administration, and wants the Office of Government Ethics to straighten it out for her…whatever that means.
Warren and Sen. Tom Carper another douchebag has written the ethics office and they are saying that Ivanka Trump’s “increasing, albeit unspecified, White house role…has resulted in substantial confusion.”
“We write today to request information about the ethics rules that President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, will be required to comply with, or has indicated she will voluntarily comply with, in her role as an adviser to the president,” they wrote.
Ivanka Trump back in January seemed to step away from her position with the Trump Organization and even her brand of high-end fashion items has been placed on someone else’s shoulders for now to run, so they want to know exactly what her position is, and if anyone is monitoring it to make sure she is in compliance.
Ridiculous. What is Ivanka Trump going to do that they are so scared of exactly? Nothing..they just want to make beef to create more drama, that’s just what they do.
— Roll Call (@rollcall) March 29, 2017
The Trump administration is setting precedents for the role of adult children in a presidential administration. Ivanka Trump, who was a major part of her father’s presidential campaign, has said she would not accept a government job, but will work to support her father.
She has participated in meetings with foreign leaders, and will represent the United States at an upcoming women’s summit. Further, she is her father’s go-to adviser for issues related to women and work.
“I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life,” Ivanka Trump told Politico in a statement about her upcoming move to a White House office.
“While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees,” she said in the statement.
Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser for Ivanka Trump, said Trump has complied with all the rules just as if she were a paid federal employee.
“Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to voluntarily comply with the rules that would apply if she were a government employee, even though she is not,” said Gorelick. “The White House Counsel’s Office agrees with that approach.”
The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel has said the president can consult with family members as private citizens, and that Ivanka Trump will be doing just that.
Scott Amey, a lawyer at the Project on Government Oversight, has said federal anti-nepotism rules do not apply in the White House as a result of a Clinton-era lawsuit from the days when former President Bill Clinton wanted Hillary Clinton to lead his health care task force.
“So, for example, a president would be barred from appointing his brother as Attorney General, but perhaps not as a White House special assistant … The anti-nepotism statute, moreover, may well bar appointment only to paid positions in government,” he added.
“It’s an open question on whether you can volunteer in the White House,” Amey said. “Other agencies can’t have volunteers, but again, it can get down to the definition of agency and some other terms.”
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