He’s one proud father and father-in-law, that cannot be denied. Donald Trump says he is speaking with his lawyers about appointing daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to high-level posts in his administration. Via The Hill –
President-elect Donald Trump said he’d like to have his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband involved in his administration.
“We’re working that out right now. They’re both very talented people,” the president-elect said during an interview that aired Sunday on “Fox News Sunday,” when asked if Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, would be moving to Washington, D.C.
When pressed on whether they would be moving, Trump said he’ll have to see “how the laws read.”
Well, Mr. Trump, a 1967 law says you cannot appoint your relatives to your government. If this man is not outright breaking the law, he sure is bending it. Another example of him bending the law would be his nomination of Retired General James ‘Maddog’ Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. Mattis has been out of the military for three years, but a 1947 law says one must be out for ten years before serving as defense secretary. A special waiver was granted just once, in 1950 for George C. Marshall. Republicans are now bending over backward to grant a waiver for Mattis. Why Mattis is so special that he is the only man who can do the job at this time is a mystery, but there you go. Trump is showing at least subtle signs that he believes himself to be above the law. Hold his feet to the fire …