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    Ivanka Trump set to get West Wing office as role expands

    " Ivanka Trump, who moved to Washington, D.C., 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, the first daughter 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.

    Ivanka 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, Ivanka Trump raised eyebrows when she was seated next to Angela Merkel for the German chancellor’s first official visit to Trump’s White House.

    As her role in the White House grows — a role that comes with no playbook — Ivanka Trump plans to adhere to the same ethics and records retention rules that apply to government employees, Gorelick said, even though she is not technically an employee. But ethics watchdogs immediately questioned whether she is going far enough to eliminate conflicts of interest, especially because she will not be automatically subjected to certain ethics rules while serving as a de facto White House adviser. "

    "Having an adult child of the president who is actively engaged in the work of the administration is new ground,” Gorelick conceded in an interview on Monday. “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.” A spokeswoman for Ivanka Trump said her role was signed off on by the White House counsel’s office, and the conflict issues were “worked through” with the office of government ethics. A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment about the unique arrangement.

    People close to Ivanka Trump said that she sees nothing unusual about the arrangement — it’s simply how she has worked with her father for years, as a senior official at the Trump Organization and as Donald Trump’s partner on “The Apprentice.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/ivanka-trump-white-house-236273
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    We went through all this during Bill's administration, when Hillary was busy forming policy and embarking on Hillarycare. The complaint then was, we have an unelected official in the White House making decisions who essentially can't be "fired".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    We went through all this during Bill's administration, when Hillary was busy forming policy and embarking on Hillarycare. The complaint then was, we have an unelected official in the White House making decisions who essentially can't be "fired".
    Well she's fired now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    We went through all this during Bill's administration, when Hillary was busy forming policy and embarking on Hillarycare. The complaint then was, we have an unelected official in the White House making decisions who essentially can't be "fired".
    You mean like Valerie Jarrett. Obama's brain trust.

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    So Ivanka will have a REAL job at the White House.. REAL responsibilities.. actually make a difference.

    Kind of like Obama's MIL.. what did she do again?? Did she get paid??
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhboy View Post
    " Ivanka Trump, who moved to Washington, D.C., 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, the first daughter 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.

    Ivanka 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, Ivanka Trump raised eyebrows when she was seated next to Angela Merkel for the German chancellor’s first official visit to Trump’s White House.

    As her role in the White House grows — a role that comes with no playbook — Ivanka Trump plans to adhere to the same ethics and records retention rules that apply to government employees, Gorelick said, even though she is not technically an employee. But ethics watchdogs immediately questioned whether she is going far enough to eliminate conflicts of interest, especially because she will not be automatically subjected to certain ethics rules while serving as a de facto White House adviser. "

    "Having an adult child of the president who is actively engaged in the work of the administration is new ground,” Gorelick conceded in an interview on Monday. “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.” A spokeswoman for Ivanka Trump said her role was signed off on by the White House counsel’s office, and the conflict issues were “worked through” with the office of government ethics. A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment about the unique arrangement.

    People close to Ivanka Trump said that she sees nothing unusual about the arrangement — it’s simply how she has worked with her father for years, as a senior official at the Trump Organization and as Donald Trump’s partner on “The Apprentice.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/ivanka-trump-white-house-236273
    Tolerant ####ing Liberals can't stand the thought of an intelligent, hard working woman working at her level..

    Corrupt, stupid ugly women they have no issue with.. but Ivanka.. she's unacceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsbob View Post
    So Ivanka will have a REAL job at the White House.. REAL responsibilities.. actually make a difference.

    Kind of like Obama's MIL.. what did she do again?? Did she get paid??
    wasn't she on the payroll for babysitting? And didn't her boy want her to walk away w benefits for that babysitting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAlice View Post
    wasn't she on the payroll for babysitting? And didn't her boy want her to walk away w benefits for that babysitting?
    Nope, that was fake news. Some rightie blog threw it out there, other rightie blogs picked it up and ran with it, but it's been widely debunked by numerous sources (not just lefty moonbat ones).
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