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WHOA! Trump Just Did Something to the White House That Has Dems FUMING

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Having an office in the White House is a pretty big deal. Especially for someone who isn’t an official employee of the government.

But that’s precisely what President Trump just gave to his daughter and close confidante, Ivanka Trump.

Ivanka moved with her family to Washington following Trump’s surprise election victory.

But Ivanka insisted she would play no formal role in the administration, even as her husband, Jared Kushner, was brought on as an official adviser.

Still, it’s no secret that Trump relies more heavily on advise from Ivanka than from anyone else around him.

Politico reported:

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, Trump 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.

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

Ivanka is a smart and capable woman, and most of President Trump’s supporters would have no problem with her increased role, even if it’s off the books.

But these changes have raised certain ethics questions that Democrats will surely try to raise a stink over in Congress.

What do you think? Should Ivanka be playing such a big role without the accountability that comes with being an official employee?

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