Look: Trump Will Challenge Anti-Nepotism Laws by Appointing Ivanka's Husband, Jared Kushner, as His Senior Adviser

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18:  Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the Turkish Society Annual Dinner Gala at The Plaza Hotel on October 18, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Look: Trump Will Challenge Anti-Nepotism Laws by Appointing Ivanka's Husband, Jared Kushner, as His Senior Adviser

And people on Twitter are calling foul.

Published January 9, 2017

  1. On Monday, an NBC source revealed that Jared Kushner will be named Senior adviser to president-elect donald trump
  2. upon hearing the news, many cited a federal anti-nepotism law that should bar Kushner from receiving such a position

    However, according to WilmerHale, a law firm in Washington, D.C., Kushner's position in the White House would be allowed. 

    An excerpt from the New York Times read:

    "While the [anti-nepotism] law prohibits federal officials from hiring relatives for agencies they lead, Mr. Kushner’s lawyers argue, among other things, that the White House is not an agency and is therefore exempt."

  3. And many who know of Kushner and his history fear the amount of power he will soon be granted

    In an article published by the New York Times, it was revealed that Jared Kushner may be using his power in Washington as leverage for making business deals with the Chinese. 

  4. With this announcement, many fear this is the end of Western civilization as we know it

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

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