Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner sued over info on financial disclosure forms

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are being sued for allegedly omitting information from their public financial disclosure forms, Politico reported Sunday.

The couple, who are both serving as advisers in the White House, are facing a lawsuit from lawyer Jeffrey Lovitky, who claims they both didn’t include assets from 30 investment funds they are a part of.

He also alleges they both didn’t identify the income they received from two other investment groups.

{mosads}”The failure of Defendants to provide the information as herein described deprived Plaintiff of (a) an opportunity to make an independent judgment as to whether Defendants are or reasonably could be influenced by conflicts of interests, (b) information required to evaluate and judge the performance of Defendants in their official duties, (c) information required to determine whether trust in the integrity of Defendants is warranted, and (d) information required to participate in the political process in an informed manner,” the complaint reads.
Lovitky also states that for several investment funds, Kushner did not list the assets because of a “preexisting confidentiality agreement.”
“The EIGA does not allow a reporting individual to refuse to disclose the underlying assets of an investment vehicle, on the basis that such disclosure would violate a pre-existing confidentiality agreement. Nor does the EIGA allow a reporting individual to refuse to disclose the amount of income derived from any underlying asset of an investment vehicle, on the basis that such disclosure would violate a pre-existing confidentiality agreement,” the lawsuit reads.
A White House spokesperson pushed back against the lawsuit, calling it “frivolous.”
“Mr. Kushner’s 278e was closely reviewed by the nonpartisan Office of Government Ethics, which certified his compliance with federal law. Mr. Kushner and his representatives also maintain ongoing communications with the Office of Government Ethics to ensure his disclosures remain in compliance,” he said.  
“Ms. Trump’s 278e parallels Mr. Kushner’s in all relevant respects.”

Kushner has amended his financial disclosure form multiple times since taking office, revealing dozens of assets that were initially left off the form. He has said the assets were “inadvertently omitted.”

Both Trump and Kushner have been fined for submitting late financial disclosure forms.

Lovitky, the lawyer filing the suit, has also sued President Trump over his financial disclosure form, alleging Trump failed to show how responsible he was for debts he listed on a form he filed during his 2016 presidential campaign.

This story was updated at 12:03 P.M. EST.

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