Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $36 million in outside income in 2019
- Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner received at least $36 million in outside income in 2019, according to financial disclosure forms.
- The couple continue to receive a substantial income from a range of businesses, investments, and other assets.
- Both Trump and Kushner are senior White House advisers, and their outside earnings have raised conflict of interest issues.
The income, first reported by The Washington Post, is from the businesses, properties, and other assets owned by the couple.According to the Post, the amount is about $7 million higher than their earnings in 2018, and the real amount may be as high as $157 million, as the Office for Government Ethics does not require officials to submit exact but only approximate income figures.
Since taking office in 2017, the business interests of President Trump and members of his family serving in the administration have posed conflict of interest issues.Ivanka Trump closed her fashion business in 2018, a year after after taking a role in the White House. The business had been subjected to a boycott campaign when she initially refused to close it despite working in a government role. She continues to own a stake in her father's business, the Trump Organization, and has a wide range of other assets.
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The company has received $90 million in investment from foreign sources, according to The Guardian.
The president has divested himself of his role in the day-to-day running of The Trump Organization, but continues to receive an income from the business. Critics say that this violates the US Constitution's Emoluments clause, which prohibits the president from receiving gifts from foreign powers.The president is embroiled in a legal battle with the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, who accused the president of violating the clause by soliciting business from foreign officials at his hotel in Washington DC.
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