Donald Trump discloses financial details of wealthy staffers


The financial backgrounds of Trump aides are detailed in new forms that disclose the assets that those aides held when they walked in the doors of the White House - before administration counsel advised them to resign from various postings, divest certain holdings or recuse themselves from future decisions.

Kushner has as much as $25 million in liabilities to Deutsche Bank, a prime lender to Kushner family real estate ventures as well as a major creditor for Trump Organization-branded real estate projects.

Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump has a stake in Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. that's worth between $5 million and $25 million.

"The remaining conflicts, from a practical perspective, are pretty narrow and very manageable", said Jamie Gorelick, an attorney who has been working on the ethics agreements for Trump and Kushner.

Trump's daughter Ivanka just this week agreed to serve as a government employee, triggering the need for her to file financial disclosures.

White House aide Omarosa Manigualt, who starred on NBC's The Apprentice, reported receiving a wedding package from Kleinfeld Bridal that included her wedding dress, a custom veil, and accessories in exchange for an appearance on "Say Yes to the Dress".

Kellyanne Conway, one of the president's most recognizable advisers, made more than $800,000 from her polling and consulting firm, inc./Woman Trend, according to her disclosures. Those, too, only have to be reported in ranges, but at least 51 hold assets worth $1 million or more.

Unlike recent presidential candidates, Trump, a deep-pockets real-estate speculator, has consistently refused to reveal his tax returns and instead of transferring his business interests to a blind trust, as is common, handed off the reins to two of his sons, a move many have criticized. According to the Times, her assets were valued between $11 million and at least $44.2 million.

On Friday, the White House disclosed the earnings of 180 government officials.

Together, the couple's real-estate and business investments are still worth as much as $714 million, as they begin their lives in public service.

Bannon's financial information was also released and showed the co-founder of Breitbart News earned more than $1 million in 2016, including about $191,000 from the conservative news outlet.

Gary Cohn, who left Goldman Sachs to become director of Trump's National Economic Council, is one of the wealthiest members of the Trump administration.

A White House lawyer who briefed reporters Friday said Cohn has resigned from all his former positions but is still in the process of divesting himself from his assets over the first three or four months of the administration. She does still own stock in drug giant Pfizer, snack food companies Kraft Heinz and Mondelez, and tobacco companies Altria and Philip Morris. Bannon, the White House chief strategist, made over $1 million a year ago with income coming from Breitbart, Bannon Strategic Advisors Inc., and various other sources, Buzzfeed found. A Wisconsin lawyer and former Republican National Committee chairman, he received more than $560,000 from the RNC - of which he was chairman before taking on his White House job - between salary, bonuses and "rent payments" paid in 2016 and early 2017. She owns a very small stake in a real estate investment company known as Cherrywood Partnership, which owns apartment buildings in Pennsylvania.