Ivanka Trump is getting an office in the West Wing and security clearance, along with a government-issued communications device, but she won’t be assuming an official role or position, her attorney Jamie Gorelick confirmed to the AP on Monday. She will adhere to the ethics rules for government employees as well, but she won’t be collecting a paycheck.
“Having an adult child of the president who is actively engaged in the work of the administration is new ground. 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. The White House Counsel’s Office agrees with that approach,” Gorelick said.
The 35-year-old businesswoman separated herself from her fashion brand in November, in order to be more actively involved in her father’s administration. She’s already met with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, and German chancellor Angela Merkel since her POTUS dad took office.
Seems like she’s being groomed for a life in politics!