New US President Trump appoints his son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior advisor

New US President Trump appoints his son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior advisor :- Newly elected US President Donald Trump appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner as his senior advisor. He would make him one of the most powerful individuals in the incoming White House team. The move of Donald Trump could be challenged under the 50-year-old anti-nepotism law.

In a statement, Trump said that Kushner has been a tremendous asset and trusted advisor throughout the campaign and transition. I am proud to have him in a key leadership role in my administration.

Donald said that he has been incredibly successful, in both business and now politics. He will be an invaluable member of my team as I set and execute an ambitious agenda, putting the American people first.

Kushner is a widely respected businessman and real estate developer.

He said that his entrepreneurial mindset will be a great asset to the team as well as his open mind, adaptability and keen intellect.

Asking on anti nepotism law, the transition team of Trump said that there is no legal problem with having Jared Kushner serve in the White House because an anti-nepotism law enacted in 1967 does not apply to the staff of president.

Kushner said that it is an honour to serve our country. I am energised 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.

 Following the appointment of Kushner, the House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, and House Judiciary Subcommittee Ranking Members Jerrold Nadler along with several other Democratic lawmakers called on the Department of Justice and the Office of Government Ethics to review concerns of nepotism and conflicts of interest arising from this.