USA Today: What ever happened to President Trump's gun advisory group?
“The purpose of (FACA) is to ensure that those groups that are advising the president are open and transparent and accessible by the public,” said Larry Noble, general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center. “But it applies to groups that are really formally established by the president or an executive branch agency.”
Trump’s son’s leadership of an official advisory committee, and any advice he might give to the president, could be problematic, since he has been put in charge of the family's business.
“It would be a somewhat questionable move, given the separation the president claims from his sons because of business dealings,” Noble said. “It would raise issues with ethics laws.”