So… Ivanka Trump Has an Office in the West Wing

Remember how Ivanka Trump said she wouldn’t be formally participating in the current administration?

Of coursethat was a lie (from Politico):

Ivanka Trump, who moved to Washington saying she would play no formal role in her father’s administration, is now officially setting up shop in the White House.

The powerful first daughter has secured her own office on the West Wing’s second floor — a space next to senior adviser Dina Powell, who was recently promoted to a position on the National Security Council. She is also in the process of obtaining a security clearance and is set to receive government-issued communications devices this week.

In everything but name, Trump is settling in as what appears to be a full-time staffer in her father’s administration, with a broad and growing portfolio — except she is not being sworn in, will hold no official position and is not pocketing a salary, her attorney said.

Trump’s role, according to her attorney Jamie Gorelick, will be to serve as the president’s “eyes and ears” while providing broad-ranging advice, not just limited to women’s empowerment issues. Last week, for instance, Trump raised eyebrows when she was seated next to Angela Merkel for the German chancellor’s first official visit to Trump’s White House.

Yet she won’t be holding an “official position” in the administration…

Which raises so many ethics issues… but then again, this administration is literally just a giant ethics issue, so…


  1. Ice Swimmer says

    They no longer need street lights near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The light from pants on fire from the White House will be sufficient.

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