Senator Warren has some questions about Ivanka Trump

  • Senator Warren has some questions about Ivanka Trump

Senator Warren has some questions about Ivanka Trump

When Trump broached the topic Tuesday at a White House reception for senators and their spouses, calling a "deal on health care" "such an easy one" and saying he has "no doubt that that's going to happen very quickly", some in the room laughed before the president continued.

The first daughter announced Wednesday that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House. Top White House staff members typically attend, often as guests of media organizations.

The meeting marked the second time foreign leaders reached out to Ivanka Trump to coordinate an economic conversation.

In a statement cited by the Times, she said she "heard the concerns" about having an informal role and instead made a decision to serve in a position "subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees". She is getting an office in the West Wing, a security clearance and government-issued electronic devices even though she is not an official employee. And since she's not technically a government employee, she's not technically subject to ethics rules that apply to government employees. Elizabeth Warren wants to know how Ivanka Trump plans to comply with federal ethics rules.

The New York Times broke the news this afternoon that Ivanka Trump will become an official government employee and will have the title of "Assistant to the President" in her unpaid position.

An unsigned statement from the White House said: "We are pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter and in support of the President".

She is relinquishing control of her lifestyle brand, but is retaining ownership.

"We're doing very well in Iraq", said Trump.