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Ivanka Trump Hawks $10K Bracelet Worn On '60 Minutes'

| by Michael Allen

Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry sent out a "style alert" email to reporters on Nov. 14 hawking a $10,800 bracelet that Ivanka Trump wore during an appearance on CBS show "60 Minutes" with her father, President-elect Donald Trump, on Nov. 13.

Eric Lipton of The New York Times tweeted a picture of the "style alert," and added his own comment: "White House as QVC. It has started."

In response to the outcry from the media, Abigail Klem, president of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, told NBC News the "style alert" email "was sent by a well-intentioned marketing employee at one of our companies who was following customary protocol, and who, like many of us, is still making adjustments post-election."

Ivanka's PR rep would not say if Ivanka was aware that the email blast was sent out.

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Ivanka marketed a $138 pink dress that she wore at the Republican National Convention in July on Twitter: "Shop Ivanka's look from her #RNC speech."

The dress quickly sold out.

When Ivanka was asked about the Trump brand on "60 Minutes," she replied: "I don't think it matters. This is so much more important. And more serious ... That's the focus."

Donald added: "I think what Ivanka is trying to say, 'Who cares? Who cares?' This is big league stuff ... this is our country. Our country is going bad. We're going to save our country. I don't care about hotel occupancy. It's peanuts compared to what we're doing."

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Three of Donald's adult children -- Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. --- are part of his presidential transition team and also help run his various companies.

CNN's "The Situation Room" tweeted on Nov. 14: "Transition official tells [correspondent Jim Acosta] Trump has asked for top secret clearance for his adult children + son-in-law."

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics lays out some of the issues of conflict of interest:

The basic criminal conflict of interest statute, prohibits an executive branch employee from participating personally and substantially in a particular Government matter that will affect his own financial interests, as well as the financial interests of:

His spouse or minor child;
His general partner;
An organization in which he serves as an officer, director, trustee, general partner or employee; and
A person with whom he is negotiating for or has an arrangement concerning prospective employment.

Sources: NBC NewsU.S. Office of Government Ethics, The Situation Room/Twitter / Photo credit: Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry via Eric Lipton/Twitter

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