Politics Kushner has added millions in debt since joining White House

03:20  14 february  2018
03:20  14 february  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Trump’s updated disclosure form shows that Kushner appears to have tapped three different lines of credit since he began working at the White House . The three lines of credit added to the form are held by Kushner .

Source: Politico. ared Kushner , a White House aide and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, appears to have drawn more money out of Recent revisions to the financial disclosure form filed by Kushner ’s wife, Ivanka Trump, bumped up each of those debts to a range of million to million .

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An update to Ivanka Trump's financial disclosure report reveals that she and her husband, Jared Kushner, have taken out millions of dollars in additional debt over the past year, Politico reported Tuesday.

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Trump's updated disclosure form shows that Kushner appears to have tapped three different lines of credit since he began working at the White House.

The changes up the couple's debts from a range of $19 million to $98 million to being valued at between $31 million and $155 million, according to Politico.

Trump had initially reported the debts to be at the same levels Kushner had reported in March, but revised the form in December to show higher levels on the three credit lines.

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He also has provided personal guarantees on more than 0 million of the debt ,” according to an analysis provided by the Wall Street Journal. In addition to his assets and liabilities, Mr. Kushner omitted more than 100 contacts with foreign parties prior to officially joining the White House .

White House press secretary Sean Spicer described the business people who have joined the administration as “very blessed and very successful,” and said the disclosure forms Kushner and his father, Charles, also have liabilities worth much as million to the U.S. unit of Israel Discount Bank.

The three lines of credit added to the form are held by Kushner. He holds the Bank of America and New York Community Bank linees with his father, and one from Signature Bank with his mother.

Another revision on Trump's form did drop the amount owed for a Visa account from a range of $100,001 to $250,000 to one of $50,001 to $100,000.

It's unclear if the raised credit lines are linked to recent financial issues at Kushner's family business, Kushner Companies.

A spokesperson for Kushner and Trump's attorneys declined to comment to Politico, as did a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies.

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