Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump made $82 million while working in the White House last year

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump earned at least $82 million last year from outside businesses while they worked as senior White House advisers, The Washington Post reported.

Unlike previous presidents and aides, neither Donald Trump nor his daughter and his son-in-law have divested themselves of business interests even while holding meetings and negotiating with figures around the world who could impact their private incomes.

According to their latest financial disclosure filings, Ivanka Trump earned $3.9 million from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Yet the RNC and other Republican committees and candidates have spent nearly $2 million of their donors’ money at hotels and resorts that enrich the Trumps personally. 

Kushner also reported over $5 million in income from Quail Ridge, a New Jersey apartment complex that was purchased by his family’s business, Kushner Companies, last year.

A spokesman for Abbe Lowell, the couple’s ethics counsel, sent a statement to the Post saying that they had confirmed with all ethics regulations and that their “net worth remains largely the same” as the previous year.

Critics, however, raised concerns that the couple’s — and Donald Trump’s — businesses have appeared to benefit directly from their activity as public officials.

China approved several of Ivanka Trump’s trademarks last month at the same time her father was agreeing to drop sanctions against Chinese telecom company ZTE. Days before Trump’s decision, the Chinese government agreed to invest half a billion dollars in an Indonesia theme park resort linked to the Trump Organization through a licensing deal.

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Senior White House Adviser Ivanka Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stand next to the dedication plaque at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, during the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
Senior White House Adviser Ivanka Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stand next to the dedication plaque at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, during the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Senior White House Adviser Ivanka Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stand next to the dedication plaque at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, during the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
Senior White House Adviser Ivanka Trump gestures as she stands next to the dedication plaque at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, during the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 14: (ISRAEL OUT) (EDITOR'S NOTE: Alternate crop.) White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrive to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel. US President Donald J. Trump's administration officially transfered the ambassador's offices to the consulate building and temporarily use it as the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. Trump in December last year recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced an embassy move from Tel Aviv, prompting protests in the occupied Palestinian territories and several Muslim-majority countries. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images,)
US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (L) and US President's daughter Ivanka Trump walk after unveiling an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. - The United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
US President's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner are seen during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. - The United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (C) and her husband Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (L) arrive for the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. - The United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (R) and her husband Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (L) arrive for the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. - The United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (C) and her husband Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (L) arrive for the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. - The United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A major Israeli insurer loaned Kushner Cos. $30 million just days before Jared Kushner visited Israel to work on a peace plan.

Early last year, his father, Charles Kushner, pressed a Qatari official for a $500 million loan from a government-controlled investment fund. Weeks after Charles Kusher’s request was denied, Jared Kushner backed a blockade of the nation enacted by Saudi Arabia.

While Jared Kushner has stepped down from managing the family business, he retains about 90 percent of his investments in the real estate operations, according to a Washington Post analysis.

Earlier this month, Charles Kushner blasted ethic officials, calling them “jerks” who can’t get a “real job.” He also talked about the “sacrifices” his son and daughter-in-law had made.

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North Charleston & South Carolina

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive on Air Force One to accompany U.S. President Donald Trump for his tour of the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (C) and her family, husband Jared Kushner (L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrive aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to board Air Force One for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Michigan

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (C) attends a roundtable discussion held by U.S. President Donald Trump with auto industry leaders at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, U.S. March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Germany

U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner (L) speaks with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before departing for Iraq from Ramstein Air Base, Germany April 3, 2017. DoD/Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Iraq

Jared Kushner, senior advisor and son-in-law to U.S. President Donald Trump, meets with service members at a forward operating base near Qayyarah West in Iraq, April 4, 2017. DoD/Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Handout via REUTERS 

Florida

China's first lady Peng Liyuan talks with Trump Senior Advisor Jared Kushner as they attend a dinner at the start of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Saudi Arabia

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner (C) arrives to join U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Israel 

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner leaves a note at the Western Wall in Jerusalem May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Italy

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

New Jersey

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner holds his son Theo as U.S. President Donald Trump with the first family arrives at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S., after a weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, June 11, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with White House senior advisor Jared Kushner in the West Bank City of Ramallah June 21, 2017. Thaer Ghanaim/PPO/Handout via REUTERS 

Poland 

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, senior advisor of President Donald Trump, arrive aboard Air Force One at Warsaw military airport in Warsaw, Poland July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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In 2013, the Trump Organization signed a 60-year-lease with the federal government for the building that now houses the Trump International Hotel. The president’s interest in the hotel — which his daughter also profits from — is currently being challenged in court as unconstitutional

The District of Columbia and Maryland are arguing that anti-corruption clauses of the Constitution bar hotel payments from foreign officials and governments to a federal officeholder. Questions by judge Peter Messitte of the United States District Court in Maryland indicate that he may rule in favor of the plaintiffs, The New York Times reported.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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