The first daughter Ivanka’s role in her father’s administration is expanding. White House has just confirmed that Mrs. Trump will be taking on a larger role within the administration, although she may not have an official title. Ivanka, who is not technically serving as a government employee, will soon get access to classified information. Attorney Jamie Gorelick, who doubles-up as an ethics adviser for Trump, said Monday that Ivanka will get a West wing office, government-issued communication devices and security clearance to allow her access classified information.
She will not be on the government payroll, or officially bound by its ethics rules, but Ivanka Trump said that she will “voluntarily” follow those restrictions. She also acknowledged the unusual nature of her emerging role.
Ivanka said, concerning her role at the White House:
“I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life,” she said. “While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees.”
As her role in the White House grows — a role that comes with no playbook — Trump plans to adhere to the same ethics and records retention rules that apply to government employees, Gorelick said, even though she is not technically an employee.
Ivanka stepped down as the head of her fashion line after her father was elected, specifically so that she could assist him as much as possible. No, she was not elected by the people, but she was raised by the man that we elected, and a mother who is very much in touch with women’s issues. It should make women in America rest easy to know that President Trump has not one, but two strong women who have his ear about the issues important to families.