White House to share financial info on top staff

Bannon held assets worth between $8.2 million and $40.5 million when he entered the White House, most of it in Bannon Strategic Advisors, his consultancy, which paid him $493,836 previous year.

The releases were expected to include the financial information of around 180 White House employees, but it was unclear whose forms would be available Friday.

A dogged television surrogate for President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, Epshteyn disclosed that his primary asset was a stake worth between $1 million and $5 million in TGP Securities Inc., a New Jersey investment banking firm where Epshteyn previously worked as a managing director.

Kushner, the president's senior adviser, and Ivanka Trump, Kushner's wife and the president's daughter, resigned from all of their business entities and sold off 58 assets.

The couple remain beneficiaries of the 267 real estate assets in the Kushner empire even though Kushner has stepped down from managing his family's company amid conflict of interest concerns.

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He also has assets worth at least $230 million, but possibly much more, according to the documents, which indicated very little on several of his assets, except to say that they were worth more than $1 million.

Cohn had income ranging from $48 million to almost $77 million in the year preceding his engagement in the White House, though it could be much higher.

He also has about $40.6 million in assets, including Bannon Film Industries and Bannon Strategic Advisors consulting company.

"It's nearly impossible to come up with simple recusals, because government matters are so interwoven", he said, pointing out that discussions about job creation or even maternity leavecould unexpectedly veer into policy talks that would affect her business.

'I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees.

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For example, Reed Cordish, a Baltimore real estate developer before he become Trump's technology adviser, disclosed pre-White House assets of between $92 million and $798 million.

Kushner has as much as $25 million in liabilities to Deutsche Bank, a prime lender to Kushner family real estate ventures as well as a major creditor for Trump Organization-branded real estate projects. He also earned at least $750,000 from equity buyout and partner-distribution income from the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich.

Walsh has been Chief of Staff Reince Priebus's top lieutenant for years now, working as his right hand both at the Republican National Committee and now at the White House.

Those disclosures included the assets of Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs who now leads the National Economic Council, and Steve Bannon, the chief strategist to the president.

The DOJ memo does note that conflict-of-interest laws apply to White House employees.

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Associated Press writers Chad Day, Jack Gillum and Josh Boak contributed to this report.

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