The New York Times reports that Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka continued to engage in business deals while they were both federal employees, increasing their net worth by more than $100 million. This could be investors buying access to the Trump administration. Or not.

Whatever it is, it is unethical and possibly illegal.

When I worked in the federal government in the Bush 1 administration, ethics laws were rigidly and swiftly enforced.

I couldn’t have lunch with anyone without paying my own check.

Meanwhile, Trump never divested from his business, and he is being sued for owning a hotel a few blocks from the White House where foreign dignitaries often stay. He is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, the suit claims, which forbids the president from taking any income from foreigners.

How low can we go?