Lawyers have etched out a plan for President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to serve in the new administration, according to multiple reports.
Mike Allen said early Monday that Kushner will serve as senior adviser. Kushner is reportedly now searching for staff members.
BREAKING: Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be named Senior Advisor to the President, per senior transition official. @NBCNews
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 9, 2017
NBC News later reported Monday that a senior transition official confirmed Kushner would be named senior advisor to Trump.
Just after Trump’s election victory, NBC News reported that the president-elect wanted Kushner to sit in on the daily presidential briefings. A transition official denied at the time that Trump had requested his children receive top security clearances.
There’s a law that Congress passed after RFK was Attorney General that forbids family from serving in the Executive, but lawyers for Trump are expected to argue that as long as the President-Elect’s son-in-law doesn’t take a paycheck for his work in the White House his appointment would not run afoul of the prohibition.