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President-elect Donald Trump with son-in-law Jared Kushner during an election night party in New York. Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFP

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US PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law Jared Kushner to the position of senior adviser to the president, two US media outlets have reported.

The appointment of Kushner, reported by NBC and The New York Times on Monday, had been anticipated but it was unclear what his official role would be. The Times reported that his title could be adjusted.

Kushner, who is married to Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, helped guide Trump to victory over Hillary Clinton. Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Kushner, who is married to Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, helped guide Trump to victory over Hillary Clinton. Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFPSource:AFP

Kushner, like Trump, is a major New York-based real estate developer with a wide net of business dealings that could pose potential conflicts of interest. Kushner, who married Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, in 2009, helped guide Trump to victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8 presidential election.

Kushner, 35, emerged as an important voice early in Trump’s campaign and was involved in almost every aspect of it, from key personnel decisions to strategy and fundraising.

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to the media at Trump Tower on Monday. Picture: AFP

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to the media at Trump Tower on Monday. Picture: AFPSource:AFP

Kushner spearheads his family’s real estate development company, Kushner Companies, and is the publisher of the New York Observer weekly newspaper, which he acquired at age 25.

It was unclear how any Kushner appointment would be affected by a federal anti-nepotism law that prohibits a president from hiring family members to serve in his administration.

Kushner spearheads his family’s real estate development company. Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Kushner spearheads his family’s real estate development company. Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFPSource:AFP

Kushner is working with lawyers on how he would have to divest and distance himself from his family’s business if he were to take a role in the Trump administration, the New York Times reported.

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