What We Learned From White House Financial Disclosures

Administration's top staffers are a rich bunch
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2017 2:21 PM CDT
In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a news conference with the president...   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – The White House released financial disclosures for dozens of its senior officials Friday, revealing that, as the AP notes, President Trump's advisers are "richer than previous White House officials." Some of the coverage surrounding the release:

  • The New York Times takes a look at who's worth what. The AP has its own version.
  • As both the Times and NPR note, the financial disclosures reveal that the financial situation of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump is particularly complicated. Even after resigning from hundreds of entities and selling off assets deemed to pose a conflict of interest, they're still holding on to a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets

  • The documents also reveal that Steve Bannon earned more than $500,000 last year from entities tied to major GOP donors. Politico takes a look.
  • And former national security adviser Michael Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying and speeches, including speeches to Russian companies. The AP has more.
  • ProPublica notes that the White House wasn't going to post the financial disclosures publicly, so the site, in partnership with the Times and the AP, did. They're sorted alphabetically here.
  • The Washington Post says that ahead of the release, the White House "bragged" about how wealthy its staff is.
  • Mic looks at some of the ethical concerns raised by the disclosures.
  • Want more? The Hill has "7 interesting tidbits" from the documents.
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