$0 Salaries Didn't Hurt Ivanka, Kushner in 2017

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Ivanka Trump earned $3.9 million from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, while Kushner reported over $5 million in income from Quail Ridge, a Kushner Cos. apartment complex acquired past year in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

While Kushner has dropped some of his stake in his family's real estate business, he still receives income from trusts invested in Kushner real estate ventures.

Kushner's disclosure also showed that he has assumed growing debt over the past year, both expanding his use of revolving lines of credit and taking on additional debt of between $5 million and $25 million as part of his family company's purchase last year of a New Jersey apartment complex.

The filings show how the couple are collecting enormous sums from other enterprises while serving in the White House, an extraordinary income flow that ethics experts have warned could create potential conflicts of interests.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump listen as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2018. Her book Women Who Work netted her a $289,300 advance from Penguin Random House. That income included US$3.9 million from the Trump International Hotel located in Washington and $US2 million in salary and severance from the Trump Organisation.

"Since joining the administration, Mr Kushner and Ms Trump have complied with the rules and restrictions as set out by the Office of Government Ethics", Mirijanian said in a statement.

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Kushner's financial forms show significant debts, according to Politico, which didn't report a total liability figure.

It is hard to determine the couple's precise income past year because the financial disclosures list assets, income and liability in broad ranges only.

Kushner reported divesting more than 125 assets, and listed several others as being in process of divestment.

The White House released the financial disclosures for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Monday as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in a highly anticipated summit in Singapore.

In an interview last month, Kushner's father Charles reportedly called watchdogs who have criticized his son and daughter-in-law's business entanglements "jerks" who "can't get a real job".

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