More Conflicts of Interest? Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Are Moving to D.C.

This is worrisome, to say the least.

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Despite mounting concern that Donald Trump and his children are mixing business with politics (opens in new tab), it appears as though Ivanka Trump and her family are planning a move to Washington D.C. when her father becomes president in January.

"Everyone is adjusting to these new circumstances during the transition period, and while Ivanka has no intention of taking a formal role in the administration, she plans to be an advocate for issues she cares deeply about," a source tells People (opens in new tab).

It's hard to read this sentence without the words "conflict of interest" flashing across one's eyes, but the source claims there's nothing to worry about:

"The team is working hard on the final stages of vetting the structure that will be put in place in leading the Trump organization to avoid even the appearance of any conflict of interest," they said. "We look forward to providing updates on the corporate structure and other details next week."

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Sounds good, but considering Ivanka (who works as an Executive VP in the Trump Organization) was spotted (opens in new tab) meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in mid-November at the same time she was finalizing a business deal in Japan (opens in new tab), the public has cause to be weary if not concerned.

Stay tuned for Donald Trump's highly anticipated December 15 news conference for more details.

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.