An ethics watchdog group has obtained financial disclosure forms by senior White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump that revealed the couple has a “pattern of trouble with their filings.”
The watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) received the certified disclosures from the Office of Government Ethics. The forms show that they made multiple adjustments to their documents.
BREAKING: CREW just obtained Jared Kushner's and Ivanka Trump's certified financial disclosures. Why did it take OGE so long to certify their disclosures? Why did Ivanka revise her disclosure 6 times in the past month??? https://t.co/9KchxoRSIw pic.twitter.com/02v8kl7DaV
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) April 3, 2019
“The public financial disclosure reports for 2018 showed that Kushner amended his financial disclosure five times, including four times in the last month, and that Ivanka Trump amended her financial disclosure eight times, including six times in the past month,” a report from Newsweek explained.
“When taken together with their previous number of revisions on previous filings, it does show that they do have a pattern of trouble with their filings,” CREW spokesman Jordan Libowitz told the news outlet.
“The Office of Government Ethics was not willing to certify their reports for so long, which possibly has to do with why it was revised [so many] times,” Libowitz said. “So the question is, Why? We don’t want to say what the reason is without knowing, but it’s troubling.”
Libowitz added, “This isn’t to the first time they’ve had problems with having revised forms over and over again, both financial disclosure and security clearance forms. So there certainly are questions about this pattern with them, and would this be acceptable behavior from people who are not related to the president?”