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: More on, or from, Jamie G. here as though her sudden presence in the administration is the most normal and natural thing in the world.
Very disturbing. Gorelick was architect of The Wall that prevented FBI and Cia from sharing info that left us open to WTC terrorist attack. She also helped hide BJC failures eading to 9/11 Why wasn´t Berger sent to jail for stealing National Archive documents? Why is Gorelick in Trump WH?
I wonder how many leaks she´s gonna provide us with over the next few years? Or maybe as an attorney she can recommend some fine examples for the new office. Can you get any further left or anti-American than Jamie Gorelick? Really??
I don´t want her in the White House. I don´t want her given security clearance. I want the president to rely on the expertise and advice of the mostly conservative, mostly excellent cabinet appointments he made. Not a socially liberal daughter. Does she get a salary, btw? A staff? What exactly IS this?
This move, plus the revelation if gorelick´s involvement in the administration and with Kushner, makes me very nervous. Don´t like it one bit.
What in God´s holy name is Jamie Gorelick doing anywhere near the Trump White House?
This is the same Jamie Gorelick who:
* was Deputy AG under Janet Reno from ´94 to ´97. * was paid $26 million while "working" at Fannie Mae from ´98 to ´03. The same Fannie Mae that was being run (down) by Franklin Raines. (Think CRA loan bundling, and the debacle that followed). * Responsible for the ´wall´ between intelligence agencies, which prevented critical information being shared in the lead-up to 9/11. Her own testimony in 1995 was that she was "going beyond what was legally required of the FISA law. * In spite of the ´wall´ she built, Gorelick was then named to the 9/11 Commission. * Even more bizarre is that she was somehow named to a short list in Obama´s administration to become Director of the FBI.
Draining the swamp? When does that start, Mr. President?
Being friends with and declaring she will remain friends with c clinton, raised RED flags for me. Jamie Gorelick being involved tells me my concern is warranted. This sets an alarm going off for me. this is bad news
#14, I could certainly be mistaken, but I don´t think the OP has been on Lucianne.com for anything approaching 20 years. And I´m not sure what site longevity has to do with an opinion on Ivanka Trump anyway.
I´m not an Ivanka fan. She´s lovely and accomplished, but she is very liberal and has an unfortunate influence on her father. We´ll see how this works out.
#14, you have mistaken me for someone else. I´ve been on the site for maybe 15 years, under 3 successive names (including ´Bliss´--I don´t remember the first one), but I´ve only been posting articles for a couple years and never had it in for Sarah though was not an ardent fan. If you check the other article I posted about Ivanka a few articles back, you´ll see that I said I was glad she had an official role now though I expressed concern about the sudden appearance of Gorelick. I will continue to post a range of articles, including some from writers who may not be as crazy about the President as you are, so I suppose you will continue to resent me, and for that I am very sorry. I wish you a nice day.
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