Among the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who gathered Saturday in Washington D.C. as part of the Women's March on Washington against President Donald Trump was reportedly one surprising protester: Joshua Kushner, the younger brother of Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared.
According to the Washingtonian website, Kushner explained to curious marchers who recognized him, that he was only "observing" the event. It should be noted that Kushner made it known last August that despite his close relationship with his older brother, he did not plan to vote for Donald Trump. Both brothers have been life-long Democrats, but while Jared Kushner crossed party lines to support the Republican candidacy of his father-in-law, it seems his younger brother hasn't followed suit.
While Joshua Kushner was visiting the march on Saturday morning, Jared and his wife Ivanka also caused a stir when they joined President Trump and the rest of the family at a visit to Washington National Cathedral, where the president participated in a prayer. The couple received a special permission from a rabbi to ride a car during the Sabbath, due to security considerations.
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In related news, the U.S. Justice Department published a legal opinion during the weekend concluding that there was no legal obstacle for Trump to appoint Kushner as a senior adviser in the White House, despite U.S. anti-nepotism laws.
The legal opinion explained that these laws are meant to prevent nepotism in "federal agencies," but the White House isn't an agency, which is why the resident has special hiring authorities. The legal opinion means Kushner can start acting as a senior adviser to his father-in-law when the new White House begins to fully work Monday morning.
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