"According to the New York Times, Kushner ‘previously enlisted the help of WilmerHale, a Washington D.C. law firm, to advise him on how to deal with the anti-nepotism laws. Apparently, the firm deduced that the law is not applicable to Kushner. Their argument being that although the law prohibits federal officials from employing relatives to lead particular agencies of which they oversee, the White House does not amount to an agency and is therefore not covered by the law. In addition, the law doesn’t cover White House staff, they say."

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