President-elect Donald Trump has named Jared Kushner as a White House senior advisor.
His decision to hire his son-in-law has seen some legal experts question whether the move can be challenged, given a 1967 federal law meant to bar government officials from hiring relatives.
Kushner’s lawyer has argued the law does not apply in the West Wing and Trump himself is relying on legal precedents that allow the president to appoint White House staff “without regard to any other provision of law” in employment.
So what else do we know about the Harvard-educated 36-year-old?
He’s married to Ivanka TrumpEvan Agostini/AP
He has publicly defended Trump against accusations of anti-SemitismHuffington Post
He’ll be working for freeCharles Eshelman via Getty Images
He’s already a powerful figure in the transition teamDON EMMERT via Getty Images
He believes revenge is a dish best served cold…Drew Angerer via Getty Images