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Costa: Ivanka and Jared Kushner Operate with ‘Ruthlessness’

For Donald Trump's Inauguration Day celebrations, Ivanka and Jared Kushner got special permission from a rabbi to break from Orthodox Jewish laws that ban use of technology -- like cars -- during Sabbath. PHOTO: TMZ/Getty

Veteran reporter says Trump son-in-law, daughter have ‘fingerprints on all aspects’ of policy

By Emund Kozak | 6 April 2017

LIFEZETTE — Washington Post journalist Robert Costa shed light on the intimidating presence Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump use to wield influence inside the Trump White House during a Thursday appearance on the Laura Ingraham Show.

“No one wants to go against Jared or Ivanka,” Costa said. “Now you have Ivanka Trump inside of the West Wing, she’s a federal employee, so there a constant presence in the Oval Office around the president,” Costa continued.

“They really operate quietly but with some ruthlessness around the administration, having their fingerprints on all aspects of foreign, diplomatic relations, domestic policy,” Costa said.

It is this influence, asserted Costa, that likely has something to do with what appears to be Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s declining clout and the president’s sudden shift to a more Establishment, neo-conservative direction regarding Syria. […]

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