Ivanka Trump has been given an office in the White House's West Wing that was adjacent to one of President Donald Trump's most trusted senior advisers, according to a new report. The first daughter was also going to be granted official national security clearance and a government issued cellphone, her lawyer confirmed to Politco on Monday.
"Having an adult child of the president who is actively engaged in the work of the administration is new ground," Jamie Gorelickk told Politico of Ivanka Trump, who would be the president's "eyes and ears."
Gorelick added: "Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to voluntarily comply with the rules that would apply if she were a government employee, even though she is not."
Ivanka Trump's new office was located on the second floor of the West Wing next to Dina Powell, who was recently promoted to the National Security Councill after having been an adviser to the first daughter.
Despite the new office and exclusive access, Ivanka Trump does not have an official title within her father's administration, unlike her husband, Jared Kushner, who was named one of the president's senior advisers.
In accepting the unspecified role in the White House, Ivanka Trump was compelled to cede control of her fashion empire to a company executive as a means to avoid a potential conflict of interest. However, she was still calling the shots for her eponymous clothing line, the New York Times reported Monday.
In the process of handing over control of the company, Ivanka Trump created a trust earlier this month. She is "the sole beneficiary" of the trust, Gorelick told the Times.
"Ivanka created the trust to separate herself from the business and implement controls and processes that facilitate compliance with ethical requirements," Gorelick said.
Considering all of the above, Ivanka Trump could emerge as the most powerful first child of all time, partially because she commands her father's attention when she speaks to him, a family friend told CNN a week after the president was sworn in to office.
"She has no skin in the game other than, 'I'm giving you my point of view because I love you Dad and I want you to be successful, and you need to listen to me,'" Tom Barrack said.