White House advisers Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump sued

White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump face a lawsuit over information on financial disclosure. The lawsuit was filed on Sunday in U.S. Federal Court in Washington. Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI

Dec. 18 (UPI) — White House advisers Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner face a lawsuit over alleged omissions in financial disclosures.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Sunday.

Washington lawyer Jeffrey Lovitzky, who filed a similar suit against President Donald Trump in March, contends the couple failed to identify assets in 30 investment funds in which they had investments on public disclosure forms.

The lawsuit also says they did not declare the value of, and income derived from, two other investment instruments.

Lovitzky notes that in at least six circumstances, Kushner indicated that additional information was not offered because a “pre-existing confidentiality agreement” precludes disclosure.

The lawsuit says Kushner’s reason for non-disclosure is a violation of the 1978 Ethics in Government Act.

The White House has offered comment on it.

Kushner updated his complex financial disclosure form several dozen times since its initial March filing, Politico reported, saying they were “inadvertently omitted.” He and Ivanka Trump were also fined for late filings.

Kushner resigned from 266 positions related to his investments and has divested, but not given up, most of his holdings to take the White House advisory position.


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