As President-elect Trump announces his intentions to appoint his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a senior advisor in his new administration, I can't help but question the legality of this in light of long-established anti-nepotism laws. I also think of my 2008 interview with actor Liev Schreiber, who played a fictional version of one of Kushner's ancestors in the Holocaust Jewish-resistance film Defiance. Schreiber and I chatted at length in LA about his passion for the project; much of the story has been scrubbed or edited down from USA Today's web archives but here is an excerpt, picked up by a satellite paper. I post it now because I'm incredibly befuddled how Kushner, a man whose grandparents escaped one of Hitler's ghettos and survived in the woods against all odds, can so blindly follow his father-in-law after all Trump has said, and promised to do, once in power.
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