Thursday, May 25, 2017

WaPo: Kushner Is Holding Onto 90 Percent Of His Real Estate Investments

Caitlin Macneal · Monday, May 22, 2017, 3:37 pm

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has held onto about 90 percent of his real estate investments even as he serves as a top White House adviser, according to a Washington Post analysis of his financial disclosure form published Sunday.

It’s unclear whether any of the 124 assets maintained by Kushner stand to pose conflicts of interest with his work in the White House, and the Trump administration declined to share Kushner’s ethics agreement with the Washington Post.

Jamie Gorelick, an attorney for Kushner, told the newspaper that Kushner and his team were “striving for simplicity” in choosing which assets to sell off.

“Jared takes the ethics rules very seriously and would never compromise himself or the administration,” Joshua Raffel, a spokesman for Kushner, told the Post.

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