Trump advisers richer than previous White House officials

Trump advisers richer than previous White House officials

The White House announced on Wednesday that Ivanka would be taking an official role in the Trump administration as assistant to the president, joining her husband Jared Kushner, who now serves as senior adviser.

Alone, Kushner is sitting on at least $240 million in assets, although he has resigned from more than 260 entities so he could take a job as Trump's senior adviser, according to the findings.

The disclosures were part of a broad document release by the White House that exposed the assets of as many as 180 senior officials to public scrutiny.

Kushner's financial disclosures showed that his wife earned between $1 million and $5 million from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. between January 2016 and March 2017, and put the value of her stake at between $5 million and $25 million, according to the Times.

Kushner has stepped down from his management positions at more than 200 entities tied to his family's real estate business, the Times reported.

Similarly, Ivanka Trump has transferred assets associated with her clothing and accessories brand to a trust overseen by Kushner's relatives, but she doesn't plan to divest her ownership, Gorelick said this week.

The documents show he was vice president of the data firm Cambridge Analytica for more than two years, before resigning in August 2016 to help run Trump's campaign.

Walsh was seen as an ally of chief of staff Reince Priebus and more orthodox Republicans in Congress. AFP | President Donald Trump's deputy chief of staff is leaving her post, a senior United States official said Thursday, in a significant White House shake-up after a series of political setbacks.

"I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees", she said earlier this week. Bannon also disclosed that he earned slightly less than $200,000 a year ago as executive director of Breitbart News Network LLC, before he resigned to join Trump's campaign last August.

The White House on Friday released financial disclosure forms for more than 100 or its top administration officials - a mix of people far wealthier, and therefore more entangled in businesses that could conflict with their government duties, than people in previous administrations. But the couple kept much of what they have built into a global and real estate-focused empire.

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon touted his diverse experience that led to his position in the White House on Friday, and said he is not an "angry guy".

In his 66-page disclosure, Reed Cordish, assistant to the President for intragovernmental and technology initiatives, disclosed pre-White House assets of between $92 million and $798 million.

Now director of Trump's National Economic Council, Cohn also disclosed $11.2 million in cash bonuses, $23.2 million from the sale of restricted stock, and $1.7 million from exercised stock options from the Wall Street firm where he worked for 27 years.

He also reported more than $1m in income from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, which the White House has said he is in the process of divesting along with his Goldman holdings.



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