In yet another revision to his financial disclosures, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner filed an addendum in recent weeks disclosing even more business interests, and he might not be finished just yet.
Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and a top adviser, wrote a letter to White House Deputy Council Stefan Passantino dated Jan. 3, 2018 adding a number of additional business interests that had not previously been on his personal financial disclosure form.
The letter both makes corrections and adds new details that he is required by law to disclose, and it appears to be an attempt to reconcile his filing with that of his wife, Ivanka Trump.
“Following the certification of my spouse’s financial disclosure report by the Office of Government Ethics on December 26, 2017, I am writing to provide conforming information and other updates to the financial disclosure report that I signed on March 9, 2017,” Kushner wrote in the letter.
The president's son-in-law has struggled ongoing to comply with financial disclosure laws, updating his information at least 40 times since joining the White House.
This is Kushner’s latest attempt to fully lay out all of his sprawling real estate and other holdings in the legally required filings to the Office of Government Ethics, after previous efforts fell far short. Kushner added 77 additional assets and more than $10 million in previously undisclosed holdings last July, months after his initial filing, saying they were “inadvertently omitted.”
According to a separate recent update from Ivanka Trump, Kushner appears to have taken out millions more in loans in recent months, a sign that his business may be on the rocks. The couple are currently battling a lawsuit filed in December that accuses them of illegally omitting information for 32 other companies, raising the possibility of hidden conflicts of interest.