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Jared Kushner reportedly to be named senior adviser to the president

President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be named senior adviser to the president, a transition official has told NBC News. Kushner was long suspected to have a major White House position waiting for him; he even preemptively bought a house in D.C. with his wife, Ivanka Trump.

What exactly Kushner's role was going to be was less certain. A 1967 anti-nepotism law prohibits public officials, including the president, from hiring or promoting relatives. The law has loopholes, though, such as allowing a relative to be appointed so long as they don't get paid, CNN reports.