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Trump Is Appointing a Family Member to the White House. There Might Be a Problem With That...


President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower
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President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been selected to serve as a White House senior adviser for the incoming administration, the transition team announced Monday evening.

Kushner, married to Ivanka Trump, runs his family's real estate investment-heavy business, which he took over after his father pled guilty to corruption. He has been involved with the Trump presidential campaign since the primaries, serving as an adviser, in particular, with issues pertaining to Israeli relations.

President-elect Trump said in a statement regarding Kushner's appointment:

“Jared has been a tremendous asset and trusted advisor throughout the campaign and transition and I am proud to have him in a key leadership role in my administration. He has been incredibly successful, in both business and now politics. He will be an invaluable member of my team as I set and execute an ambitious agenda, putting the American people first.”

The move to the administration is an ethics dilemma for the family, the Washington Post explained:

Some ethics experts question whether a Kushner appointment would violate a federal anti-nepotism statute. The 1967 law, which came about after President John F. Kennedy named his brother as attorney general, forbids public officials from hiring family members in agencies or offices they oversee. It explicitly lists sons-in-laws as prohibited employees.

Kushner will forgo a salary while serving in the role.

The entrepreneur and Ivanka Trump had already prepared for his family's transition by setting up post in a new Washington residence.

Kushner plans to divest from significant business assets. Earlier this week the Washington Post also reported that Kushner was planning on resigning as CEO of his father's real estate company. It has also been rumored that Kushner may be trying to sell the New York Observer, which he currently acts as publisher.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from the president-elect.

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Todd Elliott Koger

  The Untold Story: How Donald Trump Really Won? 75 percent of America's high-poverty neighborhoods in 1970 still classified that way four decades later. Racial and class inequality is very much alive, "progressive politics" apartheid. Blacks have voted Democratic for almost 50 years are now being driven from their neighborhoods that have been their home for generations. We gave the Democratic Party our votes and they "took us for granted" leaving us living with social tension, unrest, and the worst GUN VIOLENCE AND VIOLENT CRIME . . . A diminished hope and no opportunities while the Democratic Party's upscale hipster real estate speculators prosper.    President-Elect Donald Trump wants to enable states with dedicated grants and implementation standards related to diversity, inclusion, and targeted hiring the resources necessary to spur investment in underserved black neighborhoods. Stopping gun violence, revitalizing education, creating jobs, replacing substandard housing, and strengthening black families is a mandate we secured for him.    That is, Mr. Trump owes his victory to "predominately black Democratic strongholds" who were convinced to give him more votes than the previous Republican candidates. African Americans convinced hundreds of thousands blacks to “boycott” the vote and/or voting "straight" Democrat. All across America the black vote "boycott" masterminded by Todd Elliott Koger effectuated an insurmountable obstruction for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. There is correspondence to the Trump campaign that outlined "Koger's Plan." There was a "Thank you for the suggestion" reply. And, President-Elect Donald Trump's verbatim use of Mr. Koger's exact same words during "online videos" and speeches that followed in Michigan, Milwaukee (Wisconsin) and Pennsylvania.   Todd Elliott Koger's writings at one point specifically advised that the "Koger Plan" to target the black vote will changed the destructive conversation and slip in the polls that the "verbal fight" with Khizr Khan, a slain U.S. soldier's father had caused in late August 2016.    When the Trump campaign started to collapse in October 2016, and everyone started to run away . . . Mr. Koger suggested the "need for a new writing" to change the conversation again. He suggested that the campaign needed to move away from the "hot mic incident." Todd Elliott Koger's correspondence suggested a "Treaty with Black America." There's another "thank you" from the campaign. And, Mr. Trump almost immediately announced a "Contract with the American Voter" and a "New Deal for Black America."    Maybe this is just a remarkable concurrence of events. Maybe Mr. Koger's packaging of Mr. Trump's visual optics and his efforts to communicate implementation of the " Koger Plan" had no apparent connection. Maybe it was just "serendipity" in North and West Philadelphia (Eastern Pennsylvania) and Penn Hills, Allegheny County (Western Pennsylvania) where turnout fell 10 percent in the majority-black wards. Happenstance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (District 15), where turnout was down 19.5 percent. Apparent "fluke" in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, where 75,000 "Motown Voters" decided to stay home. One thing for sure, Todd Elliott Koger's correspondence kept reiterating that "Mr. Trump's only path to victory" was the "black vote." Cities like Boston, Massachusetts' "predominately black" wards had their greatest decline in voter turnout this century. And, just 50,000 votes in three states, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin (the focus of "Koger's Plan") decided the election.    The "PLAN" was conceived: Convince hundreds of thousands blacks to "boycott" the vote and/or voting "straight" Democrat.   The "STRATEGY" was organized: Find every conceivable email address, mailing lists, newsgroup, on-line discussion, black organization, local activists, and the like, and send them an endless repetition of talking points.   Mr. Koger's "MESSAGE": 50 Years of failed Democratic inner cities.   There is available representative correspondence (sent to the Trump campaign and others) that demonstrates well how the "electoral college victory" was propelled. That is, Todd Elliott Koger's suggested "THEMES" (We Must Come Together) and persuasive point-helping support is now documented with dates to prove the actual source of things (something no other person has been able to articulate about the black vote in 2016).   The National Diversity Coalition for Trump did finally send a "Thank You." But interestingly, Todd Elliott Koger and his wife don't even have tickets for the Trump inauguration, its events, nor any job offers . . . .    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dieNd5h_qpw     ,m|m8|mj1T?P