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Ben Geman Feb 23, 2017
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Eric Trump’s brother-in-law landed an Energy Department job

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A member of President Trump's extended family who once competed for the title of "hottest bachelor" in Washington, D.C. is helping to prepare the new administration's overhaul of energy policy.

Kyle Yunaska, who is Eric Trump's brother-in-law, is part of the "beachhead" team of temporary political appointees working at the Energy Department. Yunaska's sister Lara married the president's son in 2014.

Why it matters: Word of Yunaska's work on energy arrives as the administration has already been under fire for nepotism with Trump's installation of Jared Kushner, his daughter Ivanka's husband, as a senior White House adviser.