Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are house hunting in DC

Kushner is expected to have an advisory role in the White House

Dec.December 06, 2016 08:30 AM
From left: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and the White House
From left: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump (credit: Getty Images) and the White House

From the New York website: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump may soon ditch New York City for Washington, D.C.

Kushner and his wife are looking for homes in Washington, D.C., ahead of President-elect Donald Trump taking office, CNN reported. Kushner is expected to serve as an adviser to his father-in-law, though his position at the White House is not yet clear.

Kushner’s real estate and business activities have been cited as possible conflicts of interest should he work under Trump. He’s reportedly considered placing his assets in a blind trust to avoid such issues, but some legal experts have said he would need to sell off the assets and then place the money in a trust.

Last week, the president-elect — stressing that he was not required to do so by law — announced that he would be stepping down from the Trump Organization. He’s expected to hold a press conference next week with his children to discuss the decision. It’s not yet clear how this decision will impact his daughter’s role in the company. [CNN] — Kathryn Brenzel 

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