Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million in 2017

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President Donald Trump's daughter and son in law made at least $82 million in outside income while serving as senior White House advisers past year thanks to investment deals from companies they had previously led, news reports said Monday.

Despite public scrutiny of their finances amid questions of conflicts of interest, a spokesman for the couple's lawyer said Trump and Kushner have followed the rules.

She also made $3.9 million from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. and more than $2 million from severance from the Trump Corp. previous year.

It's hard to determine the couple's precise income previous year because federal officials report their assets, income and liability in broad ranges only.

The bulk of Ivanka Trump's assets - more than $50 million worth - was contained in a trust that holds her business and corporations.

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. 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. In all, he took in at least $70 million, the Post said.

Kushner's financial forms show significant debts, according to Politico, which didn't report a total liability figure. Such moves do not mean that Kushner has yet accumulated that debt, but that he has the ability to do so. His line credit at IDB Bank increased from a max of $5 million to $25 million.

The new filings also reflect a change in the structure of Ivanka Trump's payments.

The disclosure showed that Kushner reported making at least $5 million in income from the development since Kushner Companies bought the complex in September.

In a wide-ranging interview in late May with the Real Deal, a New York City real estate publication, Kushner's father derided ethics watchdogs as "jerks" who "can't get a real job" and suggested that the criticism may discourage rich and successful people from taking government positions.

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.

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