The Washington Post is reporting President Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, raked in at least $82 million in outside income a year ago, even as both served as senior White House advisers.
Ivanka Trump reported Dollars 3.9 million from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, as well as more than USD 2 million in severance pay from the Trump Organization, the Washington Post said, citing financial disclosure forms released today. He also said in his filing that he would continue to recuse himself from matters involving broker-dealer, real estate and online financial services related to his holdings in Quadro Partners, which owns Cadre.com, an online platform for investing in real estate. Still, they're "resurrecting concerns over possible conflicts of interest" given the couple's broad White House roles and previous claims that the Trump family is profiting off the presidency, per the Guardian. Trump held more than $55 million of that, and Kushner, at least $180 million.
While this is an increase from the total value of assets between $206 and $760 million the two reported in the last disclosure form, it's hard to make a direct comparison because the latest filing covers a shorter period of time, between January 2017 through December 2017, whereas the last report covers January 2016 through April 2017.
She also earned $5 million from her designer brand and $2 million in pay and severance from the Trump Payroll Corp, Politico reported.
He is not involved in managing Kushner Co., his family's real estate company, but had $2 billion worth of transactions during 2016 and 2017, according to the Post.
It's hard to determine the couple's precise income a year ago because federal officials report their assets, income and liability in broad ranges only. "It's also impossible to calculate precise totals of income and assets because the documents - which are used throughout government - ask officeholders to disclose figures in ranges, such as "$100,000 to $1,000,000".
Penguin Random House also gave Ivanka an advance payment of $289,000 for her book, which she donated to charity.
The disclosure lists are challenging to follow. Trump has come under scrutiny from ethics watchdogs who have accused the president of using his office to promote his properties.
Jared Kushner's filings reveal a sprawling real estate empire, with property in states including New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio and CT generating millions in rent.
Peter Mirijanian, a spokesperson for the couple's attorney Abbe Lowell, told the Washington Post that Kushner and Trump's net worth has not substantially changed during their time at the White House and confirmed that they have both complied with all the ethical rules.