Ivanka Trump will work out of an office in the West Wing, a White House official told CNN on Tuesday. The official also confirmed Trump will seek a security clearance and government-provided communication devices, although she will not be a government employee.
The move places President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter — long one of his closest advisers — at the center of his administration, following weeks during which she held no formal role but appeared alongside the President and senior staffers in major meetings with world leaders and business figures.
Trump, like her father, has business interests throughout the country and across the world. By gaining a position in the West Wing and seeking access to classified information, she has drawn a new wave of scrutiny over conflicts in the administration between public roles and private interests.