// 4/2/17 //
The White House has announced a new "Office of Innovation" headed by President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
- Niko Bowie explains at Take Care that Kushner will lack the power to shrink government, partly due to limitations imposed by anti-nepotism rules.
- John D. Michaels notes on Take Care that Kushner promises to run the federal government like a business, but lacks an understanding of government—and of business.
- Last week, the Supreme Court warned against the appointment of “unfit characters” and “family connection,” and as Niko Bowie explains here, that warning is relevant to several legally dubious Trump Administration appointments (Take Care).
The decision by the White House to prevent acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying demonstrated the Trump Administration’s aggressive approach to executive privilege, argues Andy Wright in an in-depth report at Just Security.
The Trump Administration has announced that it will create a task force on opioid addiction, to be headed by Chris Christie.