Report: Trump attorney tried to exempt him from signing off on financial forms 

President Trump's attorney, Sheri Dillon, reportedly wanted his 2016 personal financial disclosure to be filed without his signature confirming the contents; however she relented after getting push back from the director of the Office of Government Ethics, or OGE, Walter Shaub.

According to the Associated Press, or AP, Shaub notified Dillon in a May 10 letter, "As we discussed, OGE will provide this assistance on the condition that the President is committed to certifying that the contents of his report are true, complete and correct." He added, 'When we met on April 27, 2017, you requested that he be excused from providing this certification."

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May 1, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of the American Technology Council

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April 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Addressing Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses

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April 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy

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April 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

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April 27, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs

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April 26, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education

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April 26, 2017 

Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

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April 25, 2017 

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

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April 21, 2017 

Presidential Executive Order on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens

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April 18, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American

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March 31, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Regarding the Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits

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March 31, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

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March 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

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March 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

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March 27, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on the Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders

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March 13, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

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March 6, 2017

Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

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February 24, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

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February 9, 2017

Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

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February 9, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking

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February 9, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers

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February 9, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

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February 3, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

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January 30, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

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January 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Ethics Commitments By Executive Branch Appointees

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January 27, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

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January 25, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

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January 25, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

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January 24, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects

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January 20, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

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The AP report then states that "in her letter to Shaub, Dillon says the president will 'sign and file' documents regarding his 2016 financials by mid-June — an indication that she agreed to the OGE requirement that the president certify the information as true to the best of his knowledge."

While Trump is not legally required to file the document in his first year of office, doing so continues the practice carried out by his predecessors, former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush, notes the Washington Post. According to the media outlet, "The filing will provide a look at the assets, debts and transactions of Trump's real estate empire during the presidential election year."

However, unlike a tax return, which Trump has not released, the information that is collected is said to be too broad to determine a net worth, and other numbers like exact income and charitable giving may not be included.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17:Pesident-elect Donald Trump's attorney attorney, Sheri Dillon, arrives at Trump Tower on January 17, 2017 in New York City. Trump continues to hold meetings at his offices days before the inauguration in Washington. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: President-elect Donald Trump greets his lawyer lawyer, Sheri A. Dillon, as she speaks during a press conference at Trump Tower in New York, NY on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Sheri Dillon, attorney for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, exits the elevator at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Better days may be coming for public companies and the rest of corporate America with Trump's soon-to-begin presidency, according to the head of the New York Stock Exchange. Photographer: Bryan R. Smith/Pool via Bloomberg
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: President-elect Donald Trump's lawyer Sheri A. Dillon speaks during a press conference at Trump Tower in New York, NY on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Sheri Dillon, an attorney for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City, U.S. January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
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The president had previously released a financial disclosure from 2015. The New York Times determined from the documents that, at the time, he had at least $1.5 billion in assets—the bulk of which was in real estate and golf resorts.

And while it appears that he had at least $615 million in income and $61 million in stock market-related investments, he also had at least $315 million in liabilities.

Meanwhile, the White House has continued to claim that President Trump would not be releasing his tax returns because he is still under an audit even though the IRS has indicated that he is not legally prohibited from doing so.

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