Cruz celebrated his 17th birthday by appearing topless on a magazine cover, which many fans have pointed out means he must have been 16 when photographed.
Trump reportedly put pressure on officials to give top secret clearance to his daughter and son-in-law.
After taking office, President Donald Trump quickly appointed son-in-law Jared Kushner, the husband of his daughter Ivanka, as a senior adviser with a wide-ranging portfolio.
"I think he knows that every task he's given me from the start of the campaign through, I've been able to do it quietly, I've been able to do it effectively," Jared Kushner said of his relationship with Trump.
Market-friendly ministers, who encouraged confidence in the Turkish state, are not included in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's new government.
The Justice Department denied four past presidents the power to hire family members, but not Donald Trump.
Trump has repealed one piece of anti-corruption legislation, and threatened others.
"Put to work those who can and should work," the leader repeated in a tense meeting.
Erdoğan controls the press, targets opponents and falsely smears them.