After Donald Trump was elected, he said his children would serve no role in his administration.
Mere months later, the Trump White House announced Ivanka Trump would join the administration as a senior adviser to Donald Trump. But in an attempt to assuage taxpayers, they said Ivanka's role would be unpaid.
Then came reports that Ivanka would be issued government equipments and communication devices-- for what reason, if she's not a government employee? She is also going to be issued a top government clearance-- again for what reason if she is not a government employee and has no demonstrated need to see classified information? Aren't security clearances supposed to be granted on a need to know basis?
This week provided further revelations that made clear that Trump's flouting of nepotism laws would be costing taxpayers even MORE money. The White House announced that Ivanka ( “special” assistant to the president) has hired a chief of staff. And she will also be getting a taxpayer-funded spokesperson.
The White House is assuring everyone that Ivanke will still be following all ethics laws, however. Who really believes that BS, anyway?