Jared Kushner, who is the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, is likely going to be working at the White House as a special adviser to his father-in-law. Kushner is reportedly filing financial disclosure forms, which is the first step he would need to take before officially getting the position.
Kushner is married to the president-elect’s daughter Ivanka Trump. She is currently the CEO of the Trump Organization, which is the main real estate business of the family. Donald Trump stepped down from the position and is cutting all interests with the company so that there won’t be any conflict of interests when he’s sworn in as president on January 20th, 2017.
Kushner is the owner of the New York Observer. He also owns various other properties that pertain to the media. Some wonder if he’ll cut ties with those properties before he ends up working in the White House. He has reportedly hired a law firm based in Washington D.C. named WilmerHale to help make sure he abides by federal ethics laws. This will likely mean that Kushner will resign from the CEO position he holds in his own company. He’ll also have to divest his numerous assets.
Kushner and his wife Ivanka have already leased a home in Washington D.C. that is 7,000 square feet and lies within the Kalorama neighborhood. This home just happens to be a few blocks from where President Barrack Obama and his family are going to move after he leaves office. However, the two families probably aren’t going to be having that many get togethers when they move into their new homes.
Throughout the presidential election season, Kushner has remained a close adviser to his father-in-law. When it was looking like Trump was going to lose the election, Kushner even prepared to make a deal with a television network to have a new channel called “Trump TV.” Obviously, this deal fell flat once Trump ended up winning the election and surprising the world with his victory over Hillary Clinton.