NEWS
12/15/2016 03:21 EST | Updated 12/16/2017 00:12 EST

The Latest: Conway talks of 'sacrifice' for Trump kids in WH

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

7:45 a.m.

A top adviser to Donald Trump says his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, would be the most likely family members to have official staff roles.

Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC Thursday that any of the president-elect's adult children who work in the administration would separate from their father's business empire and leave "no ambiguity" that could expose the family to conflicts of interest.

She added that Ivanka, her husband and any Trump siblings who choose to work in the White House would make big financial "sacrifices" to do so.

Trump's transition aides say lawyers are working to untangle Trump and his family from their business empire after criticism that failing to do anything short of creating a blind trust would expose them to conflict of interest investigations and lawsuits.

Trump plans a news conference on the issue Thursday.

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6:32 a.m.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lauded nominees for the incoming Trump administration as people with no "anti-Russian stereotypes."

Medvedev said in a televised interview on Thursday that Moscow is glad Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has been nominated for secretary of state, describing him as someone with "pragmatic thinking." Medvedev said President-elect Donald Trump's recent appointments show that he hires people who "don't have ingrained anti-Russian stereotypes, or any stereotypes."

The Kremlin has cheered Trump's victory although some top Russian officials have recently said they had no illusions and were not expecting relations between Russia and the U.S., which were battered after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, to improve overnight.