Ivanka Trump May Be Under Investigation For Ethics Violations


First Daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump appears to be in serious trouble for not recusing herself from a Trump administration program which directly benefits her husband, Jared Kushner, who also serves as a top adviser to the president.

The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether or not Ivanka directly violated federal law by promoting an Opportunity Zone tax break program that both she and her husband may have benefited from:

Last month, the Associated Press (AP) reported that Ivanka and Jared Kushner would be large beneficiaries of the Opportunity Zones program, which grants huge tax breaks to developers who invest in low-income communities:

“Kushner holds a big stake in a real estate investment firm, Cadre, that recently announced it is launching a series of Opportunity Zone funds that seek to build major projects under the program from Miami to Los Angeles. Separately, the couple has interests in at least 13 properties held by Kushner’s family firm that could qualify for the tax breaks because they are in Opportunity Zones in New Jersey, New York and Maryland — all of which, a study found, were already coming back.”

The CREW complaint alleges that Kushner’s financial interests are of considerable value to Ivanka Trump as well, which means she is guilty of ethical and legal violations.

CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder noted that “there is so much public information about (Ivanka’s) role in the Opportunity Zones program.”

Ivanka has been an ardent supporter of the Opportunity Zone program, sending out this tweet in November:

The CREW filing also drew commentary from social media regarding the First Daughter:

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