Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 mn a year ago

Jared Kushner Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House filings show

Ethics experts have warned the income could create potential conflicts of interests

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 3.9 million dollars from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, as well as more than 2 million dollars in severance pay from the Trump Organization, the Washington Post said, citing financial disclosure forms released on Tuesday.

Although Kushner and Trump are not paid a salary for their adviser roles at the White House, ethics experts have criticized the couple's large income flow from their investments and family-related businesses as something that could easily create conflicts of interest.

Ivanka Trump earned at least $82 million in income in 2017, according to the documents.

Mr. Kushner held between $174 million and $710 million in assets at the end of 2017, up from the minimum of between $137 million and $609 million he reported on his financial disclosure in March 2017.

Bolton also reported at least $11.2 million in assets, most of which were held in what ethics rules call exempted investment funds that don't have to be divested because they invest in a wide variety of securities.

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While both Kushner and Ivanka Trump were required to file financial forms a year ago, it is hard to compare their past to present wealth because there are several months of overlap in the reporting period and the Office of Government Ethics uses broad ranges to calculate assets and liabilities.

The figure was outed in financial disclosure forms released Monday.

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 US$5 million ($6.6m) and US$25 million ($33.01m) as part of his family company's purchase last year of a New Jersey apartment complex. Trump also received a $289,300 book advance and $747,622 from three companies tied to the Trump Organization's global projects.

It is hard to determine the couple's precise income previous year because the financial disclosures list assets, income and liability in broad ranges only. He also earned at least $5 million in passive income from holdings in real estate developments, and reported more than $5 million in capital gains in 2017 just from the sale of one shopping mall, in the Bronx.

A rep for the couple said they complied with all the ethics rules and their net worth has largely remained unchanged while working in the White House.

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