Apr 02 2017
The publicly released files show Jared Kushner, and his wife Ivanka Trump, are holding on to scores of real estate investments as they serve in White House roles - assets which are part of a portfolio worth at least $240m.
Before becoming Donald Trump's senior adviser, Kushner had to resign from 266 positions and sold off 58 businesses or investments that lawyers identified might pose a conflict of interest with Kushner's present job, according to the disclosures.
Ms Trump's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, said her client will file the necessary financial disclosures and be subject to official ethics rules. The documents show that have at least $240 million in assets. The disclosures showed she is a beneficiary of a trust established by her late fiance, actor Michael Clarke Duncan, worth between $1 million and $5 million.
For example, Reed Cordish, assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives, disclosed pre-White House assets of between $92 million and $798 million. This statement was in response to backlash about the ethics of the appointment of Jared Kushner, Trump's husband, to the role of senior adviser to the President.
Cohn, one of the wealthiest members of Trump's team, reported assets worth at least $254 million and income of at least $48.3 million over 2016 through early 2017, according to Bloomberg. What is not being provided are the Office of Government Ethics agreements with those employees on what they must do to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
- KT McFarland, a former Fox News analyst and now Trump's deputy national security adviser, reported more than $125,000 in income previous year from a number of speaking gigs.
The financial disclosures detail the personal finances of about 180 senior White House staffers.
He earned about $50 million in 2016 according to the filing - including a $5.4 million bonus from Goldman Sachs, the disclosures show.
The financial background of President Donald Trump aides such as Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon and Gary Cohn were coming into clearer focus Friday as the White House released financial snapshots of its employees. About $566,000 of his income came from the Republican National Committee and the rest from his partnership in a Milwaukee law firm. She had a fashion business and was involved in her father's global real estate development business, but stepped aside from managing the businesses when her father entered the White House. It was valued at between $5 million and $25 million. As the two Senate Democrats write, it's important "to determine which ethics rules apply to Ms. Trump, which disclosures she will be required to make to demonstrate her compliance, and whether her compliance with these rules will be monitored and enforced".
In a briefing before the release, White House officials stressed that "these are not the current holdings that everyone has today".
Associated Press writers Chad Day, Jack Gillum and Josh Boak contributed to this report.
Apr 01 2017
United Kingdom raids in tax evasion probe linked to a Swiss bank
Two people were detained in the Netherlands on suspicion of tax evasion, Dutch news provider " nltimes " reported. The probe has allegedly discovered customers of the bank that are using Swiss bank accounts to avoid taxes.
Mar 31 2017
'Syrian people will choose Assad's fate,' says Tillerson in Turkey
The PKK has led a three-decade long insurgency in southeast Turkey and is considered a "terrorist group" by the US. State Department official said Tillerson had emphasized Turkey's "important role" in regional security.
Mar 30 2017
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Mar 29 2017
GOP bill shifts NY Medicaid costs; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'
As I have said before, if this Governor can't find 1.5 percent to save in his budget, I am more than willing to find it for him". In North Carolina, Medicaid spending rose at a rate of about 5 percent a year, some 76 percent overall, between 2000 and 2012.
Mar 28 2017
Fox News criticized for 'news alert' about Trump's weekend
See photos of Melania Trump arriving at the event and posing with Florida Governor Rick Scott at this link , and at this link . Some critics of President Trump and the news media argue that political commentators have set an unusually low bar for Trump.
Mar 27 2017
Septuagenarian Kerala Minister resigns over obscene talk
Commenting on resignation, Saseendran stated that he resigned on moral grounds and all charges on him are absolutely baseless. Jayarajan had quit over allegations of nepotism. "He can return (to the Cabinet) if it is found false", said a top NCP leader.
Mar 27 2017
Mickelson, Casey reach last 16 at WGC Match Play
Rahm won his first tournament in January 2017 by winning the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. The world's No. 1 player finished off the match with two more birdies for a 5-and-4 victory.
Mar 26 2017
Israel ignores United Nations resolution to end illegal settlement building
Emboldened by the election of Trump, Israel has given the go-ahead to the construction of hundreds of new settlement units. Trump has said the deal may not include a separate sovereign Palestinian state as sought by the past three US presidents.
Mar 25 2017
Apologise or else will file defamation case: Sena MP to AI officials
Sukumar, the employee who was attacked , said he first requested the MP to deboard in English but was told to speak in Hindi. Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on a complaint by Air India and its staff member.
Mar 25 2017
Striking doctors should face action now: HC
Hundreds of doctors went on strike in New Delhi as well, many wearing helmets to call attention to the violent attacks . According to Mumbai Mirror, 53 doctors have been attacked over the past couple of years, but no action has been taken.
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