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Ivanka Trump will receive security clearance, government communications devices

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Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter and wife of Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner, is in the process of obtaining a security clearance, Politico reports.

According to Trump attorney Jamie Gorelick, Ivanka Trump will serve as her father’s “eyes and ears,” while advising the president on a range of issues. She recently obtained an office on second floor of the West Wing, and will receive government communications devices this week.

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The news comes after a Trump transition team member last November said neither Ivanka Trump nor Kushner were eyeing security clearances in preparation for serving with the Trump administration. Kushner was named senior adviser to Trump on Jan. 9, 2017, and was given security clearance through that role.

Gorelick said the first daughter will take whatever steps necessary to avoid conflicts of interest between her role in the Trump administration and her global Ivanka Trump brand.

“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,” Gorelick said.

In a statement, Ivanka Trump promised to “voluntarily” submit to government ethics rules.

“I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life,” Ivanka Trump said. “While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees.”

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President helped ‘increase anti-Trump turnout’ in red-state governor’s races — which could spell disaster for the GOP

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President Donald Trump was once the Republican Party's greatest asset in an election, mobilizing thousands of supporters to rush to the polls. Recently, however, it seems he's now driving anti-Trump votes up so much that it may no longer be worth the Trump trouble.

“So you’ve got to give me a big win, please,” Trump told a Louisiana crowd this week before the GOP candidate lost the governor's race in a red state.

“What Trump did in Louisiana was increase voter participation. While he increased the pro-Trump turnout, he also increased the anti-Trump turnout. That’s kind of the lesson here,” polling analyst Ron Faucheux told The Washington Post in an interview.

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Ambassador Sondland was updating Trump officials on progress of ‘push for investigations’ — including Mulvaney

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The Wall Street Journal obtained emails showing that ahead of President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was updating officials on the strive for investigations.

Chief of staff and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was one of the main points of contact, and he replied to the email saying he would schedule the call with Zelensky.

“I talked to Zelensky just now. He is prepared to receive Potus’ call. Will assure him that he intends to run a fully transparent investigation and will ‘turn over every stone,’” Sondland wrote in an email on July 19.

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White House desperately scheduling things for Trump to do so he won’t watch the impeachment hearings

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Given President Donald Trump worked to intimidate witnesses in real-time during the hearings on the impeachment inquiry last week, the White House is desperately searching for something that can keep him busy.

Axios reported Sunday, the presidential daily schedule will be designed to keep the president distracted with their own counter-programming.

"Trump's schedule for the coming week shows him governing," Axios reported. He'll be promoting jobs and talking about things like "art and culture."

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