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    Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    As expected I think.
    It was already going to be near impossible not to have some conflicts of interest.
    Now throw in Kushner who has his own Real Estate mini-Empire, as well as being married to DJTs princess.
    A month ago the WSJ suggested that Trump just sell everything/Divest/Cash out, and that there was no other way. They may be right

    Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
    One of the most influential voices in the Trump camp to get a wide-ranging portfolio
    By PETER NICHOLAS and DAMIAN PALETTA
    Updated Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:46 p.m. ET
    Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser - WSJ

    President-elect Donald Trump is hiring son-in-law Jared Kushner as a senior adviser with a wide-ranging portfolio, a person familiar with the matter said, bringing to the West Wing one of the most influential figures in the Trump camp. Mr. Kushner, who turns 36 on Tuesday, has played a large role in Mr. Trump’s transition, helping to select top-ranking staff and set strategy, transition advisers said. Mr. Trump’s team has long wanted to bring him to the White House, but saw a potential obstacle in a 1967 anti-nepotism law.

    In hiring Mr. Kushner, the Trump team has apparently concluded the appointment doesn't violate the law.
    Mr. Kushner’s attorney, Jamie Gorelick, said Monday Mr. Kushner would take several steps to avoid conflicts of interest upon entering the White House. Ms. Gorelick, an attorney with the firm WilmerHale and a former U.S. deputy attorney general, said Mr. Kushner would resign from his position as chief executive of real estate developer Kushner Companies, as well as from his position at the New York Observer, a newspaper he owns.
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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    As expected I think.
    It was already going to be near impossible not to have some conflicts of interest.
    Now throw in Kushner who has his own Real Estate mini-Empire, as well as being married to DJTs princess.
    A month ago the WSJ suggested that Trump just sell everything/Divest/Cash out, and that there was no other way. They may be right

    Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
    One of the most influential voices in the Trump camp to get a wide-ranging portfolio
    By PETER NICHOLAS and DAMIAN PALETTA
    Updated Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:46 p.m. ET
    Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser - WSJ
    Mr. Kushner’s attorney, Jamie Gorelick, said Monday Mr. Kushner would take several steps to avoid conflicts of interest upon entering the White House. Ms. Gorelick, an attorney with the firm WilmerHale and a former U.S. deputy attorney general, said Mr. Kushner would resign from his position as chief executive of real estate developer Kushner Companies, as well as from his position at the New York Observer, a newspaper he owns.
    What's bizarre to me is the assumption, perhaps based in the law although I have no idea, that resigning from management but retaining ownership interests somehow mitigates the large conflicts of interest.

    It's like, "I'm going to do this thing that I have to do because I can't run several companies and work full time in the WH, and you will applaud me for avoiding conflicts of interest, while my financial health is still intimately tied to the success of those businesses I temporarily stepped down from but will return to in a year or two...."

    I'm indifferent to him as advisor, but the conflict of interest stuff is just amazing to me.

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Trump probably has figured out that the left will be outraged no matter what he does or who he picks, so he might as well do what he wants.

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    I'm not totally against this. Trump trusts him and sometimes you need someone you trust to bounce things off of.

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Trump probably has figured out that the left will be outraged no matter what he does or who he picks, so he might as well do what he wants.
    Here, let me help you:

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    What positions has Mr. Kushner held that allow him to be a top adviser to a president?

    Don't worry, I'll wait to hear about your VAST knowledge on a guy who you hadn't heard of a few months ago.
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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Trump probably has figured out that the left will be outraged no matter what he does or who he picks, so he might as well do what he wants.
    If only Obama had figured that out about the right to begin with

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    As expected I think.
    It was already going to be near impossible not to have some conflicts of interest.
    Now throw in Kushner who has his own Real Estate mini-Empire, as well as being married to DJTs princess.
    A month ago the WSJ suggested that Trump just sell everything/Divest/Cash out, and that there was no other way. They may be right

    Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
    One of the most influential voices in the Trump camp to get a wide-ranging portfolio
    By PETER NICHOLAS and DAMIAN PALETTA
    Updated Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:46 p.m. ET
    Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser - WSJ
    I'm disappointed in this pick if only because I wanted him for Supreme Court.

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    I'm disappointed in this pick if only because I wanted him for Supreme Court.
    You wanted a guy that isn't even a lawyer to be on the Supreme Court?


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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Trump probably has figured out that the left will be outraged no matter what he does or who he picks, so he might as well do what he wants.
    Trump doesn't have to do any figuring at all to do what he wants. And whether the left is outraged or not doesn't matter. But why does the right condone this blatant nepotism? Why do you? What's that trust-fund baby bringing to the table that counters the perception of graft?
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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You wanted a guy that isn't even a lawyer to be on the Supreme Court?
    Don't get your fingers too close to a troll's mouth while you're feeding it.

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