(WHITEHOUSE.GOV) – White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President-elect Donald Trump can select whomever he would like to have around him, referencing the incoming president’s appointment of son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior adviser, a potentially thorny choice in the face of anti-nepotism law.
The appointment of Kushner, first reported by NBC, had been anticipated but it had been unclear what his official role would be. The New York Times and ABC also reported the upcoming appointment. The Times reported that his title could be adjusted.
Earnest said Obama administration officials, meanwhile, went through great lengths to comply with strict ethical requirements of working in the White House.