Critics are lashing out on Twitter after it was reported Monday that President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump was getting her own West Wing office, complete with a security clearance for classified information - but no official White House job.
Gorelick said Ivanka Trump would follow the ethics rules that apply to government employees. That meeting on Friday was the second such worldwide workforce meeting organized by Ms. Trump, after another focusing on economic opportunities for women that came during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the USA in February.
Hey, remember when Ivanka Trump first moved to Washington back in January and she assured everyone that she would not be playing a formal role in her father's administration?
The icing on the cake of the numerous issues critics are taking with Ivanka's new perks is the fact that both she and her hubby, Jared Kushner - who is now a senior adviser to the president - originally said they did not plan to ask for security clearances. Her brother-in-law Josh Kushner and sister-and-law Nicole Meyer (in typical Trump familiar fashion) will take control of the trust.
"While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees".
Many people, including politicians and former White House staffers, were angered and confused by this new arrangement.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the company argues that "the President is exploiting the power and prestige of the White House to help make his daughter money". "The better thing to do would be to concede she is subject to the rules", Eisen told Politico.
The lawsuit cites President Trump's tweet slamming Nordstrom for dropping the Ivanka Trump label as an example of unlawful promotion.
However, her attorney added she will not hold an official position and will not accept a salary. She also has barred the business from using her image in advertising to promote the products.
Gorelick noted the office also made clear that the President could consult family members as private citizens, arguing this is what Ivanka Trump will be doing.
Ivanka Trump continues to own her brand.
"We're trying to minimize those to the extent possible".
Just one week after the election, Ivanka sat in for a meeting between her father and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump Tower.