Ivanka Trump Gains White House Office While Avoiding Official Job Rules

Update—March 27, 2017: Courtesy of Vox's Liz Plank, First Daughter Ivanka Trump's reluctance to clearly outline her role in the White House just became slightly more ironic.

Plank drew our attention back to Trump's 2014 #WomenWhoWork campaign, which asked women to record themselves stating their "official" job title, and then their "actual" roles—highlighting the many responsibilities women often take on unrecognized.

As Plank writes, perhaps she should "take her own advice."

Spring.St previously wrote... 

First daughter Ivanka Trump is moving into her new West Wing office and has applied for security clearance and government-cleared electronics, even as her role in her father's administration remains vague to outsiders.

According to Politico, the office adds to Ivanka Trump's stature as a full-time advisor to the President, even as she remains unpaid, untitled and un-sworn-in to her undefined role.

Meanwhile, her eponymous fashion line, whose day-to-day control has been handed to its chief executive, has been placed into a trust overseen by her in-laws. According to the The New York Times, however, the trust is not blind, and Ivanka Trump will continue to receive "regular financial reports on her company."

"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," Ivanka Trump said in a statement.

Concerns over potential conflicts of interests have been a reoccurring issue for both Ivanka Trump and her father, who also has placed his business in a trust—this one overseen by his son, Donald Jr., and the company's chief financial officer. The President has retained the power to revoke control of the trust at any time.

Separately, a San Francisco-based retailer has filed suit against the first daughter's fashion company, claiming unfair competition due to her White House role. The suit notes a February spike in sales in Ivanka Trump products, following a spat between President Donald Trump and Nordstrom, which dropped the line, citing poor sales.