The relatives of Biden staff hired in the administration

The relatives of Biden staff hired in the administration
The relatives of Biden staff hired in the administration

While President Joe Biden promised that none of his family members would receive government jobs, that hasn't extended to his top tier of advisers, whose children and other family members have gotten administration gigs. 

At least five children of his top aides have gotten jobs, according to a report Friday in The Washington Post. 

Relatives of other aides - including Chief of Staff Ron Klain's wife and press secretary Jen Psaki's sister - have also secured high-level administration jobs or nominations. 

White House counselor Steve Ricchetti, deputy chief of staff Bruce Reed and presidential personnel office director Cathy Russell each have at least one direct family member working for the Biden administration. 

The hirings have infuriated ethics experts, who hoped Biden would move away from the hiring practices of former President Donald Trump, who tapped his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner as two of his top-tier advisers. 

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The scrutiny on hiring practices was triggered in part by the Treasury Department's announcement last week that it was hiring J.J. Ricchetti, son of Biden counselor Steve Ricchetti, leading to accusations of nepotism.   

J.J. Ricchetti, a recent college graduate with no other experience listed on his department bio, will be a special assistant to the Treasury's office of legislative affairs. 

A White House official said that the administration had prioritized hiring volunteers from the campaign, such as J.J. 

Steve Ricchetti’s daughter, Shannon, a 2016 college graduate, also works at the White House, serving as the deputy associate director of the office of the White House social secretary. 

The Post reported that she secured the job after working at the Aspen Institute and for the Biden-Harris transition team. 

Steve Ricchetti's son Daniel, who has more

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