Tuesday 19 September 2017

Ivanka Trump won't be paid for her White House advisory role

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka on the South Lawn of the White House (AP)
Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka on the South Lawn of the White House (AP)
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ivanka Trump is joining her father's administration as an official employee.

The first daughter announced on Wednesday that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House. She said she has "heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity".

Mr Trump previously announced she was getting a West Wing office and a security clearance, but would not officially join the administration. That decision had drawn criticism from ethics experts.

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Mr Trump's lawyer Jamie Gorelick said she will file the financial disclosures required of federal employees and will be bound by ethics rules.

In a statement, the White House said it was "pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step ..."

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Photo: REUTERS
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Photo: REUTERS

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