WASHINGTON — Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee, according to an attorney for the first daughter. Since President Donald Trump took office, his eldest daughter has been a visible presence in the White House, where her husband, Jared Kushner, already serves as a senior adviser. On Friday, she participated in a meeting on vocational training with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser
Comments: That´s good, as Angela Merkel gave her the ´what´s she doing here?´ sideways look. But - Jamie Gorelick??
What?? This is pure insanity!! Gorelick pretending to be an ethics adviser is just stunning. And the fact that she is Kushner´s lawyer makes it even more of a horror show. If this this wasn´t so dangeorus it would be funny.
This gives me a really, really bad feeling. Ivanka may be a verybright and a successful business woman, but she and her husband could be wreaking real havoc on the Trump presidency. Any proposals from those two have been nothing left wing garbage like climate change and child care. This is way beyond disturbing!
Ivanka and her hubby Jared are known as liberals who want to advance the Climate Change agenda. So its not such a big surprise that they might like a liberal attorney like Jamie (the Wall) Gorelick (who helped cause 9-11). Liberalism really speaks to ´feelings´, not to ´reason´. So it probably ´feels´ like a good fit for them.
Ivanka has weaseled her way front and center from the moment her father became a candidate. She and her husband have no business in DC. They need to return to NYC and their liberal interests and friends. I don´t trust Ivanka nor like her operating style.
Gorelick is a traitorous, klintoon stooge, AND more toxic than Plutonium. If Ivanka associates with her, she is dead to me. I will no longer trust her, and am starting to have doubts about President Trump. Doesn´t he ever read anything older than last week...or longer than 44 characters?
Gorelick should be persona non grata in this country after the revelations concerning her work after 9/11. The fact that New Yorkers like the Kushners can so easily have anything to do with her is very disturbing. Gorelicks betrayal should not be ignored regardless of her ability. Her judgment and integrity will always be an issue for many Americans. Jared and Ivanka would be better served to have stayed in New York. Personally, I would like to see more of Melania and less of Ivanka.
Many here seem not to have noticed - but when we voted for Trump, we were indeed voting for Ivanka as well. She and he have always been joined at the hip, if you´ll recall ´The Apprentice´ and her prominent role there as a sort of advisor to her father.
The reason I said I was glad she is officially joining the staff is that it might as well be made official because she is always there doing her thing anyway. She might be helpful as a buffer. But I agree with the poster who said he would actually prefer seeing less of her and more of the First Lady in the White House, so I look forward to that.
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