The daughter of US President Trump, Ms. Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, are both being sued for 'omitting information from financial disclosure documents.'
The suit, filed by Washington lawyer Mr. Jeffrey Lovitky states that Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner have failed to identify the assets they own in about 30 investment funds the couple had obtained stakes in. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that the couple should have declared the value of and income they derived from two separate investment vehicles, which they did not. Mr. Lovitky filed his lawsuit before a U.S. District Court in Washington.
The suit stated that: "the Ethics in Government Act does not allow a reporting individual to refuse to disclose the underlying assets of an investment vehicle, on the basis that such disclosure would violate a pre-existing confidentiality agreement. Nor does the EIGA allow a reporting individual to refuse to disclose the amount of income derived from any underlying asset of an investment vehicle, on the basis that such disclosure would violate a pre-existing confidentiality agreement."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner sued over info on financial disclosure forms <a href="https://t.co/g8XdCorCr9">https://t.co/g8XdCorCr9</a> The couple, who are both serving as advisers in the White House, are facing a lawsuit from lawyer Jeffrey Lovitky, who claims they both didn't include assets from 30 investment funds</p>— HayBaler69 (@rl93930) <a href="https://twitter.com/rl93930/status/942613964210429952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 18, 2017</a></blockquote>
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A spokesman for the White House did not return a demand for comment.
Mr. Lovitky, a health care finance lawyer who sometimes files civil rights cases, is not new to this. He has already filed a similar suit against President Donald Trump this year, which is still pending.
According to his lawsuit, Mr. Kushner’s financial statement form referred on a number of occasions to a "pre-existing confidentiality agreement" which would prevent him from disclosing any further information on certain financials.