The Trump kids and security clearances

A spokesman for Trump said no official request for top security clearances has been made.

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(CNN) – They were close insiders in his campaign for the white house. Now, could Donald Trump’s adult children continue to be clued in to white house policy, with top security clearance? A trio of power-wielding advisers to the president-elect, Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka, invaluable campaign surrogates.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump said “I can tell you firsthand that there’s no better person to have in your corner when you are facing tough decisions or tough opponents.”

All members of the president-elect’s transition team, and of course, all Donald Trump’s children. Add in Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband and one of trump’s closest advisers. Now sources say, Trump’s transition team has asked about the possibility for all four to receive top secret security clearances.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager said “I know everybody’s very concerned about security. Which is a slightly separate matter. But at the same time, I’m sure that the Trump children will be there to support their father in informal capacities.”

No set of presidential offspring have had more say or more potential power in a new administration. Each a constant presence inside Trump Tower as the president-elect confronts the challenge of filling thousands of government jobs. Each a potential conflict of interest because of the role they play in managing the Trump business empire.

Ivanka said “I’m going to be a daughter. But I’ve, I’ve said throughout the campaign that I am very passionate about certain issues and that I want to fight for them.”

Even as all three say they have no plans of joining their father in the white house.

Eric Trump said “we’ll be in New York and we’ll take care of the business. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun doing it. And we’re going to make him very proud.”

Yet the lines between business, personal and the white house have already blurred. Ivanka trump’s business already seeking to capitalize on it, sending a quote “style alert” touting a bracelet worn in a recent interview from her fashion line.

While presidents historically put their business holdings in a blind trust, it remains Trump’s intention to let his children continue to run the business, one with tens of millions of dollars in holdings in foreign countries, and tens of millions of dollars in debt to foreign banks. How they’ll handle those potential conflicts? Still an open question, according to top trump advisers. A Trump spokesman

Rudy Giuliani, a Donald Trump Adviser said “I think you’re going to have to fashion something that is very comfortable, something that’s fair, something that assures the American people, as he said, he has no interest in what’s going on in the business, and that his children get to run the business they know how to run.”

A spokesman for the president-elect says no official request for top security clearances has been made.

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