There have been major concerns regarding the intermingling of President-elect Donald Trump's business and family relationships, and how those might change once he takes office. When Rudy Giuliani addressed these recently, he said that taking the Trump businesses away from the Trump children "would be putting them out of work," highlighting that "they can't work in the government because of the government rule against nepotism."
The rule might be especially important when it comes to Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law who acted as a close advisor during the presidential campaign and who Trump is rumored to have tabbed for a senior spot in his White House. So what is the federal law against nepotism say? And does it apply to Kushner's possible appointment?