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‘How is this not nepotism?’: CNN panel says Ivanka Trump appointment makes US look like a ‘monarchy’

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Ivanka Trump on Wednesday officially became an unpaid White House employee, which has led to charges that she is only getting a job in the administration because she’s the daughter of the president.

During a CNN panel on Thursday, host Alisyn Camerota asked Trump supporter Jason Miller to justify the president giving his own daughter a top job at the White House by asking him, “How is this not nepotism?”

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“How is it nepotism?” Miller shot back.

“She’s the daughter of the president, that’s how it’s nepotism!” Camerota replied.

“No, because she’s working for free,” Miller explained.

“So because she’s not collecting a salary, it skirts nepotism laws?” Camerota asked.

“Everybody, from the White House counsel to the DOJ, says this doesn’t violate nepotism rules,” Miller replied.

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Panelist Norm Eisen, however, said that whether it technically violates nepotism laws is beside the point.

“Do we really want a country that is run like a monarchy where you have the throne flanked by family members?” he asked. “Or do we want people in the Oval Office whose first loyalty will be to the country, not to the man sitting behind the desk?”

Watch the whole segment below.

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READ IT: Vindman calls out Trump allies for attacking impeachment witnesses in opening statement

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman called out attacks on his character as he accused President Donald Trump of engaging of inappropriate discussions with Ukraine's president.

The National Security Council staffer testified that he believed Trump's request for an investigation of Joe Biden was inappropriate, and he reported the call and his concerns through official channels to a superior out of a sense of duty, according to his opening statement.

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Jail workers responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein arrested

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Two workers at a federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead have been arrested on charges related to the wealthy sex predator's death.

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees were on duty the night Epstein, a billionaire financier facing sex-trafficking charges, was found dead in what was ruled a suicide, reported the New York Times.

The prison workers are expected to be charged later Tuesday and appear United States District Court in Manhattan.

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Improved IRS enforcement could raise $1 trillion in 10 years — even without raising taxes: study

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According to Markets Insider, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study by economists Larry Summers and Natasha Sarin suggests that the Internal Revenue Service could boost tax collection by $1 trillion over the next 10 years without any tax increase — just by increasing audits, improving their information technology and reporting requirements, and therefore collecting unpaid taxes that people already owe.

Such an overhaul would require around a $100 billion boost to the IRS budget, they estimated — meaning it would more than pay for itself.

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