Wednesday, January 04, 2017

4 January 2017
By Harriet Alexander

Ivanka Trump (click here) and her husband Jared Kushner have completed a deal on a $5.5 million (£4.4m) home in Washington DC, as they prepare to move to the city to work in Donald Trump’s administration.

The six-bedroom, two-storey house is in the Kalorama district of the capital, and is only two streets away from the home President Barack Obama and his family will rent when they move out of the White House.

The Trump-Kushner property was built in 1923 but has been thoroughly renovated, and photos on the estate agent’s website show an elegant, light-filled home decorated in greys and beiges.  The décor is similar to the Park Avenue apartment Ms Trump currently lives in with Mr Kushner and their three children in New York, which has been shown off in interior design magazines....

It would seem Ivanka is becoming comfortable with the idea of a career at the White House. Ivanka must have a great deal of interest in a political career. If she is going to play a role in the White House, her path will not be dissimilar than Hillary Clinton, both perhaps representing the State of New York.

January 4, 2016

...The house (click here) was previously owned by a Latvian-born financier with extensive investments in Russia and ties to a Russian opposition leader....

...The home was previously owned by Dan K. Rapoport and his wife, Irina, according to property records filed with the District of Columbia. Neither responded to emailed requests for comment....