President Donald Trump's daughter and son in law made at least 82 million dollars in outside income while serving as senior White House advisers a year ago thanks to investment deals from companies they had previously led, news reports said on Tuesday.
President Trump's daughter and son-in-law have continued to invest heavily and trade in real estate.
Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, reported making more than US$12 million past year from companies where she held a position, according to her financial disclosure form.
Trump and Kushner aren't the only White House staffers raking in the millions, however.
Kushner declared income from dozens of companies linked to his family's real estate company.
The earnings have raised ethics concerns about conflicts of interest. White House officials are required to report their assets in broad ranges, making it impossible to discern whether Mr. Kushner, the.
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Kushner's disclosure also showed that he has assumed growing debt over the past year, both expanding his use of revolving lines of credit and taking on additional debt of between $5 million and $25 million as part of his family company's purchase last year of a New Jersey apartment complex.
Mr Kushner's 2017 assets were worth between $179m and $735m, while Ms Trump's were worth between about $55.3m and $75.6m, according to a Washington Post analysis.
The news sources didn't list all the sources of income for the power couple, but just cited a few examples from financial disclosure forms obtained by the newspaper.
Per the Washington Post, ethics experts are concerned that the extraordinary outside cash flow could create intense conflicts of interest. The hotel has been a focus of lawsuits against the president and ethics watchdogs, who say Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from his office, as diplomats spend big money there.
A spokesperson for Trump and Kushner's ethics counsel told the Post that they followed the rules set out by the Office of Government Ethics and that their net worth has held steady.