Critics are lashing out on Twitter after it was reported Monday that President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump was getting her own West Wing office, complete with a security clearance for classified information - but no official White House job.
Ivanka Trump's new office was located on the second floor of the West Wing next to Dina Powell, who was recently promoted to the National Security Councill after having been an adviser to the first daughter.
According to her attorney, Jamie Gorelick, Ivanka will serve as her dad's "eyes and ears" by providing input on random things she has absolutely no knowledge about.
Trump, whose husband Jared Kushner is a top adviser to the president, moved her family to Washington after the inauguration and hinted at plans to work on issues like maternity leave and child care.
Further, the suit accuses Ivanka Trump as well as her employees and agents of exploiting the power and prestige of the White House for personal gain, including, but not limited to, piggy-backing promotion of Ivanka Trump products on appearances at executive branch and other governmental events.
Ivanka Trump continues to own her brand.
First daughter Ivanka Trump is selling more shoes and accessories than ever before, and one of her competitors is crying foul. Ivanka won't be working as an official government employee, but she will be acting in an unofficial capacity as an adviser to the president.
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Her Instagram account now features photos of her family and White House happenings.
Trump explained the unusual role in a statement sent to Politico.
On Mar. 17, Ivanka, the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly participated in a meeting on vocational training.
It's yet more uncharted ethical ground for an administration already wracked with conflicts-of-interest concerns.
The White House did not return a BuzzFeed News request for comment.
President Trump appears to have issued the unfounded claims that the British intelligence agency GCHQ carried out the alleged wiretap after watching a Fox News report last week. But extracting the first daughter's likeness from her products may prove hard.
Norm Eisen, the former ethics czar to President Barack Obama, told Politico that the problem with this approach is that "they're not saying she's going to voluntarily subject herself to ethics rules to be nice".