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Why anti-nepotism law might
not apply to Kushner appointment

New York Post, by Daniel Halper and Mark Moore

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 1/10/2017 7:16:04 AM

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who played a critical behind-the-scenes role in the presidential campaign, will take a similar position in the White House as a senior adviser, it was announced Monday. “It is an honor to serve our country,” Kushner said in a statement. “I am energized by the shared passion of the president-elect and the American people and I am humbled by the opportunity to join this very talented team.”Kushner immediately disclosed plans to sell most of his New York holdings, all his foreign holdings, his stake in the family real-estate business and his ownership of the weekly New


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MainelySane, 1/10/2017 7:37:49 AM     (No. 11102318)

Was it nepotism when Bobby Kennedy as Attorney General?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/10/2017 7:41:05 AM     (No. 11102321)

#1 not at the time but that´s why they passed the law.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MainelySane, 1/10/2017 7:41:27 AM     (No. 11102322)

Nevermind about the Kennedys.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/10/2017 7:42:51 AM     (No. 11102324)

Trump´s picks indicate at least one thing,he put a lot of value on trust.He doesn´t want leakers and backstabbers in his admin.It looks like Tillerson may be in for a rough ride getting confirmed more so than Sessions,I think. He did deals with Iran while they were under sanctions through an arm of Exxon. Funny how they´ll complain about an oii deal but no problem with Obama giving Iran enough Uranium to blow up the world.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/10/2017 7:46:57 AM     (No. 11102331)

I might interject that the whole da*n Government is filled with people whose relatives got them an ´in´ - I was there and I am aware - they just are not supposed to work in positions where they can influence each other- not only relatives- but friends, friend´s children - and so forth. `Certain regs are just made to be broken. Is pork barrel legislation which helps a relative any better? Pelosi was a queen at that task.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/10/2017 8:22:37 AM     (No. 11102368)

Right, #5! Pelosi´s hubby got the no bid contract to sell Post Office properties which will or has netted him a mere $4 billion bucks just to sweeten the pie. All this and much, much more has made this criminal the richest cretin and crook in DC!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 1/10/2017 9:29:58 AM     (No. 11102452)

We shouldn´t forget that while Horn Dog Bill was president he put the beast in charge of writing law with hillarycare.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/10/2017 9:56:08 AM     (No. 11102520)

Trump can have any personal adviser or assistant he wants.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/10/2017 10:22:08 AM     (No. 11102570)

The law is 5 U.S. Code § 3110, so you can look it up. Kushner would be serving as a Presidential "senior adviser", thus would not be working for "an Executive agency" but for the President directly. He would also forgo a salary...which begs the question whether he would be on the Federal payroll. If not, this is all moot.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/10/2017 10:26:20 AM     (No. 11102580)

#6 And there was also something about a tuna canning company in the Pacific.

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