Trump to Name Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

Donald Trump shakes the hand of adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner / AP


Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to join the administration as a senior adviser to the president, transition officials confirmed to NBC News on Monday.

The move could run into legal challenges concerning federal anti-nepotism law, which prohibits government officials from appointing relatives to Cabinet positions or, as some interpret, to the White House staff.

Critics have also pointed to conflict-of-interest concerns related to his real estate business, including a Chinese development deal currently in progress, the New York Times reported.

Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, served as a close adviser to his father-in-law during the presidential campaign. A transition official said the selection of Kushner could be announced as early as Tuesday.

Kushner's attorney, WilmerHale partner Jamie Gorelick, told the Washington Post on Saturday that Kushner would recuse himself from company matters that would directly affect his financial interests.

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