President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump has a new home in the White House, and her father is not pleased.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has called for an investigation into whether Ivanka’s father violated ethics rules by purchasing a mansion in the Capitol’s West Wing, and the Trump administration is moving to block her bid to become the country’s first female president.
The president’s eldest daughter, and wife of his top adviser Jared Kushner, is also in the building and will be the chief executive of the Trump Organization, which is expected to announce a major restructuring of its businesses Wednesday.
Trump said Wednesday that he will nominate her to lead the United States’ second-largest private business.
It will be a major milestone for the Trump family, which has faced criticism from many quarters for a rocky relationship with the press, which it says has led to negative publicity.
Ivanka Trump’s first step as president will be to establish a cabinet.
She will be joined by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., both of whom have long been allies of the president.
Trump said he is also considering nominating other cabinet members who have experience in government and business.
Ryan, the House speaker, said Thursday that he plans to invite Ivanka to a meeting in the Oval Office with the president to discuss the administration’s agenda and other issues.
The White House press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The House and Senate also will hold hearings on the future of the presidency and the ethics of the executive branch, which Trump has repeatedly questioned.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said the White Senate is “actively” reviewing whether to expel the president, and he has called on the Senate to act on the matter.
Goodlatty said he wants to hear from the president about whether he has a problem with the investigation.
The Senate ethics committee also will hear Thursday from former White House counsel Don McGahn and former attorney general Sally Yates, who were among those fired by Trump in February for refusing to defend his decision to fire Yates over his refusal to defend the president’s travel ban.
The committee’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, said he will bring up the House ethics bill during a meeting with his Democratic colleagues on Thursday.