Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Just Got Their Punishment For Evading Ethics Requirements
For the second time during his eight months tenure as Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, first son-in-law Jared Kushner has failed to submit required financial disclosures to the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) by the scheduled deadline.
This time his wife — fellow advisor and first daughter, Ivanka Trump joined him in breaking the rules.
For a man tasked by President Trump with forging peace in the Middle East, restructuring the entire federal government, and solving America’s opioid crisis, Kushner seems to be having a lot of trouble filling out forms about his own assets.
The straight forward disclosures, which sometimes require a tweak or two, have been amended 39 times in the case of Kushner and four times for Ivanka, McClatchy reports.
What is arguably worse is that the two cannot get their stories straight with multiple discrepancies between between the forms as to their joint assets.
Ethics and watchdog groups have raised red flags about the president’s family/advisors since day one, pointing to an array of shady dealings throughout Trump’s regime.
“It suggests a lack of organization… chaos on the part of the lawyers or the principal,” said Kathleen Clark, an ethics lawyer and professor at Washington University School of Law who who previously worked for D.C. city government and the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It’s not the preferred way of handling things.”
For their pattern of unethical behavior, the two multimillionaire heirs received fines of $200 each — a pittance and insult to the Americans they are deceiving.
The disgusting truth about the Trump family’s many misdeeds is that they continue to cheat the American people and enrich themselves because they think they can get away with it.
So far, it looks like they are right.