Eric Trump’s brother-in-law promoted at Department of Energy
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Eric Trump's brother-in-law has been promoted to lead a policy shop at the Department of Energy. 

Kyle Yunasaka, the brother of Eric Trump's wife, Lara Trump, has been named chief of staff at the Energy Department's Office of  Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, E&E News reported Wednesday.

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Yunasaka was hired in February as part of the so-called “beachhead” team of Energy Department political appointees working to run the agency following President Trump's inauguration.

An East Carolina University alumnus who earned his bachelor's degree in physics and management and master's in business administration, Yunasaka has drawn criticism for his lack of background in energy work. He participated in 2013 in an Inside Edition competition to find the “hottest bachelors” in Washington, D.C.  

His sister married Eric Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2014.