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China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly, despite media hype

China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly, despite media hype

She and her husband Jared Kushner are constantly portrayed as a kind of collective voice of calm, poise, and reason, who are prevailing over the tempestuous Stephen Bannon and his efforts to push President Donald Trump over the edge of the precipice of extremism.

A brief White House statement regarding the phone call said Trump "wished the British people the best of luck in their electoral process".

Many in the US, Korostikov said, are sure that Ivanka and her husband have played a major role in the preparation of the first ever meeting between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump. From the moment she set foot in the White House, her vaguely-defined but expansive role as the president's "eyes and ears" has created an unprecedented new "advisor" position for the self-styled businesswoman - and with it, unprecedented openings for conflicts of interest. Despite these arguments, Van Susteren still defended Ivanka, claiming "she hasn't done anything wrong" because she needed trademarks to protect her company.

The Chinese government has recently given provisional approval to Ivanka Trump's company for three new trademarks for jewelry, spa services and ladies' bags.

The news came on April 6, the very same day she and her husband Jared Kushner dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.

"What's interesting about these applications is they sailed through incredibly quickly compared to what is normal in China, under normal trademark practice", Riebling says. However, criminal conflict of interest law explicitly prohibits government officials from participating in any government matter that could influence their finances. According to the Times, Trump and Kushner's businesses are worth as much as $740 million.

The Trump family has vowed to keep its vast financial interests separate from the government.

MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren Defended Ivanka Trump. The White House later "counseled" Conway for inappropriately promoting the brand.

Ethics experts have repeatedly pointed out that this runs the risk of violating the emoluments clause, a provision in the Constitution preventing the President from accepting gifts from foreign leaders. However, now that they are in politics - representing America on the world's stage - they can not use the White House to make money for the Trump family brand.

March 3, 2017: Ivanka Trump is photographed disembarking from Air Force One in a stripe asymmetrical skirt from her own collection, available on Lyst.com for $45.

While the timing is a bit odd, Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump Brand, said that there was nothing unusual about the China trademarks.

AP: Trump Secured Other Valuable Chinese Trademarks Of His Own Soon After Taking Office.

But photos show Ivanka attending events with President Xi. President Trump, notably, has tempered his rhetoric on China and trade - and one could reasonably ask whether the presidential shift had anything to do with the family business. "I would never have allowed it", said Norman Eisen, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer under President Barack Obama.

"Ivanka has so many China ties and conflicts, yet she and Jared appear deeply involved in China contacts and policy". Recusal from other matters, she said, would be decided on a "case-by-case" basis.


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