Ivanka Trump nevertheless will get her White House office

Ivanka Trump nevertheless will get her White House officePresident Donald Trump has elevated his daughter Ivanka Trump to a senior position in his administration, and she is in the process of obtaining a security clearance and office in the West Wing of the White House, according to Politico on Monday.

The decision to expand her role will more or less make her a full-time member of the president's senior management team, "except she is not being sworn in, will hold no official position and is not pocketing a salary," Politico reported, citing her attorney, Jamie Gorelick.

He also added that Ivanka Trump's role would not be limited to women's issues and would instead encompass being the president's "eyes and ears" as well as providing more general advice.

Media also reported that the 35-year-old daughter would have access to classified information.

The latest appointment has raised some conflicts-of-interest concerns. Ivanka, who has her own fashion brand, will be joining her husband Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the president. The couple's reported influence on the president has raised ethical questions. Moreover, not becoming an official employee raises the fear she might not follow the same ethics rules as other White House staff, though she would have a near-identical role.

According to Politico, Ivanka Trump says she will "voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees."
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