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>> Financial documents reveal a wealthy White House, and raise more ethics concerns. I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where a Friday night document dumped shedding sunlight on the finances of top White House staffers. But also raising more questions about possible conflicts of interest within the Trump administration. The White House saying these officials have given up a lot to work for the government, but outside watchdogs crying foul.
Saying they haven't done enough to make sure they're not lining their pockets while they're doing the country's business. One thing is clear, many of Trump's advisors, like Trump himself, are really rich. Reed Cordish, Trump's technology advisor, worth up to $800 million. Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs, now serving as Trump's economic advisor, worth up to $611 million dollars.
Documents revealing how Trump's senior strategist Steve Bannon earning more than half a million dollars last year from businesses backed by a top Trump donor, billionaire hedge fund manager Robert Mercer. That was at a time when Bannon was advising Trump's presidential bid. And then there's Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law, who's charged with bringing peace to the Middle East and overhauling the federal government.
He and Trump's daughter Ivanka, together, worth as much as $741 million and still making money from real estate and other investments. Ivanka earning as much as $5 million over the past 15 months from her stake in the Trump International Hotel just down the street from the White House.
Kushner has stepped down from more than 200 positions since taking office in January, and has sold off his stake in nearly 60 businesses. But the identity of his business partner's still a mystery, raising questions about who he's worked with and how they might benefit from having a partner in the White House.
White House advisors say Trump's advisors are taking actions to untangle their finances and comply with conflict of interests laws. But even when they check all these boxes, they'll still be in a position to earn millions of dollars as they take actions that reshape the American economy. Ethics questions unlikely to go away for Trump's White House.