While we can’t say this is at all surprising, there is a breaking report tonight that Ivanka Trump is going to become an unpaid adviser to her father, President Donald Trump– and, by becoming such, a White House employee.
Ivanka released a statement regarding her new role- which will be “Special Assistant To The President”– stating that, “I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees.”
“Throughout this process I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role,” she added.
It’s important to note that Ivanka’s lawyer did make it clear that she will file financial disclosure forms that any other federal employee would be required to file.
Ivanka’s husband has already had a position in Trump’s administration as a Senior Adviser.
It will be interesting to see what Ivanka advises her father on and, as you can expect, we’ll be keeping you posted.