Trump wants top-secret security clearances for his adult children, Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr., plus his son-in-law Jared Kushner. He’s not expecting it now, though. His transition team official even said that Trump has not yet made the request and hasn’t started the paperwork for it. So either CBS got it wrong or Trump isn’t going to seek this for awhile. What are your thoughts on this?
By Lisa Hagen
CBS reports that Trump’s children plan to run his businesses while he serves and may also act as unpaid national security advisers, because he isn’t permitted to hire those related to him.
Trump’s children are currently serving on his presidential transition team.
The clearances and multiple roles could bring up potential conflicts of interest within the incoming administration.
Trump’s lawyer announced last week that the businessman’s children would operate a “blind trust” for their father.
Critics say this blurs the line between Trump and his business ties, but his advisers dismiss this notion and argue that he wouldn’t make decisions solely to benefit his companies while in office.