Ivanka Trump & Jared made as much as $640 million in outside income in four years

President Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

For the past week or so, there’s been a lot of weird, dumb and/or infuriating news about Ivanka Trump. One of those stories? Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington running the numbers on some recently-released financial disclosures from Javanka. CREW came to the conclusion that Jared Kushner and Ivanka likely made something like half a billion dollars while both were “serving” in the White House.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump reported between $172 million and $640 million in outside income while working in the White House, according to an analysis of financial disclosures by CREW. It is impossible to tell the exact amount as the income is sometimes reported in broad ranges and cover four months of income before Ivanka Trump officially joined her father’s administration and nearly one month before Jared Kushner joined.

Both Kushner and Trump announced they would not take a salary while working for the government in an attempt to shut down nepotism concerns. While their supporters marked this as a public sacrifice, the massive amount of money they made on the side undercuts that argument, as government salaries would have been less than 1% of their income.

One major factor in their outside profits came from Ivanka Trump’s ownership stake in the Trump Hotel in DC, just blocks from the White House and the locus of influence peddling in the Trump administration. Before business slowed down due to the pandemic, the couple paid a combined 23 visits to the hotel. All told, Ivanka made more than $13 million from the hotel since 2017, dropping from about $4 million a year between 2017 and 2019 to about $1.5 million last year, at least in part due to the pandemic. On top of the drop in revenue, there’s an unexplained drop in the value of her ownership. Having previously claimed it to be worth between $5 million and $25 million, in her final disclosure she listed it as only worth $100,000 to $250,000. She did not report selling any of her ownership share in the hotel.

The hotel was far from Ivanka Trump’s only controversial source of income while working in the White House. In 2018, Ivanka announced she was shutting down her namesake brand, and she later filed a disclosure with the government that “[a]ll operations of the business ceased on July 31, 2018.” But we discovered that she still made up to $1 million from it in 2019 despite the fact that she claimed it no longer existed.

While after four years it’s still a little hard to tell what, exactly, Ivanka actually did in the White House, her tenure was still marked by repeated scandals revolving around potential conflicts of interest with her businesses. While dealing with foreign governments can raise obvious questions for the children of presidents, getting financial or other benefits from foreign governments while working as a senior staffer in your father’s administration should be an obvious non-starter. But when it comes to Ivanka’s time in the administration, getting foreign trademarks to use after leaving the White House may have been her biggest accomplishment.

[From CREW]

Yeah. I know it’s kind of confusing but we’ve known for a while that if this family is to be prosecuted for anything, their financial crimes seem the most likely. Even in CREW’s reporting, they seemingly have evidence of Ivanka’s lies on federal disclosure forms. The idea that Javanka profited so thoroughly and so abundantly from their positions… lord. It also makes me wonder what Jared was up to all of those times he was on his secret missions to the Middle East.

One of the other stories about Ivanka is that she believes her political future hinges on the fact that she personally lobbied her father for pardons for her cronies.

Ivanka Trump used her status to help obtain over 140 pardons and commutations for victims of injustice as well as her father’s cronies, and she’s now plotting her political reemergence by highlighting the virtues of some of the clemency grants. While President Trump’s eldest daughter dismisses talk she is weighing a campaign against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), criminal justice reform is a popular, bipartisan issue to associate with as she plots her future endeavors.

“It would not be surprising if it’s among the causes she champions in her next chapter,” a source close to Ivanka told Axios. President Trump made headlines during his final days in office by issuing a raft of pardons and commutations, including a last-minute one to the former husband of Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro. Less known is the role his eldest daughter played, especially in relation to nonpolitical actions. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, intensively lobbied her father on the issue, several sources said. She attended multiple Oval Office meetings and made calls from empty offices in the West Wing.

The night before Joe Biden’s inauguration, she stayed at the White House until roughly 8:30 p.m., as she and other top Trump officials wrangled over controversial eleventh-hour pardons for presidential allies like Steve Bannon and Elliott Broidy. Once the final list was released — after 1 a.m. on Inauguration Day — she spent the next two hours calling the families of those for whom she had advocated.

[From Axios]

First of all, the idea of Ivanka primarying Marco Rubio is still hilarious to me. ‘Vanka will be in for a rude awakening about how the MAGA cult barely even tolerated her baby-whispering ass this whole time. Second of all, Ivanka desperately trying to take credit for “pardons” is just the last-ditch effort to make her sound super-important and busy. Perhaps even keen.

Women, Peace, and Security Roundtable with Ivanka Trump

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  1. anniefannie says:

    1 word….grifters…

  2. Sayrah says:

    “He doesn’t take a salareeee!” “He’s doing this out of the goodness in his heart!!!” “Something… something… hunter Biden and nepotism”

    Anything else I should add? 🙄

    • Libellule says:

      But her emails! XD

      • LightPurple says:

        Nagini used her private email account for federal work and was caught doing so numerous times. She and Jared also used a private server to which their household staff had full access. When Congress filed a subpoena for her emails, she ignored it.

    • Myra says:

      I was about to type the same. I remember once meeting an American guy on holiday (pre-COVID), nice enough fella, but a Trump supporter. He had the same excuse about the salary. I tried to tell him that Trump is a conman. He’s making way more money than the salary he is giving away. We just had to agree to disagree because I didn’t want to cause offence.

      You forgot “but her emails…” *edit: @Libellule I saw yours only after I clicked send

  3. Rapunzel says:

    ‘Vankie baby is desperately trying to get folks interested in all her post WH moves. Her friends at the The Fail have been chronicling her family trips to the Florida beaches and alligator parks.

    No. One. Cares. Bitch.

    Rubio will destroy her if she primaries. Hopefully, post impeachment conviction trial, the indictments will start raining on the Korupt Kompromat Trump Klan.

  4. Mac says:

    Where did the hundreds of millions com from? How much intelligence did they sell and to whom? We need investigations.

  5. newmenow says:

    Could they all just go directly to jail, please? Trash.

  6. Mina_Esq says:

    They can help pay down daddy’s debt and legal fees.

    • LightPurple says:

      No. I want her to pay back every single cent of our tax dollars used by her and her staff on office space, office resources, office supplies, travel, lodging, and meals. She took dozens of lavish foreign trips each year, with a large staff in tow, all at our expense. All illegal. Reimburse us first.

  7. Ariel says:

    May they rot in prison and then in hell.

  8. Angel says:

    Im sorry but how did they make all that money legally when they both left their jobs before the white house. I really don’t understand ?

    • Sid says:

      I can imagine lots of “pay for play” deals where these snakes took money in exchange for giving people access to her sleazy father under the guise of “consulting.” Foreign government officials, various business people, etc. wanting an in with the President of the U.S. There’s also skimming off trade deals, selling government info, etc., again all under the guise of “consulting.”

    • ennie says:

      Information and opportunities.
      Remember the rich woman who was campaigning against Ossoff? (Sp?)
      I read that she and her hubby are very, very rich, but she became appointed senator and wanted to keep that job.
      They had access to reserved information that helped them buy shares or invest to profit in companies related to the pandemic, they would not know otherwise.
      Where I live, politicians see the new road plans, for example, and run to invest in the adjacent land for future housing projects, stuff like that. Javanka just does it at a much, much bigger level.
      And what sid said. They were managing her father.
      The former president of my country had a secretary who was in The same uni as Jared, and was friendly with him, so they talked about immigration issues and the secretary was seen here as an asset, because he had (close) access to Jared. It was almost seen as something to be grateful for

    • Ponchorella says:

      Selling secrets to Israel, arms to the Saudis.

      • Angel says:

        Thank you for all these answers. I hope they get arrested. It’s sickenning that they get away with this.

  9. Mrs. Peel says:

    And still the US taxpayers are on the hook for their security. Outrageous.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Biden appears to be signing plenty of other executive actions. Why not sign one eliminating the extraneous security? They aren’t entitled to the security from what I understand; they only have it because of an executive order Drumpf signed in the final days.

      • MaryContrary says:

        Because that would look vindictive, and that’s completely not Biden’s way.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Nota- Biden most certainly should not do that. He’d be blamed if anything happened to her or her family.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’d love it, but he won’t do it for reasons the others have said. I think he’s trying very hard to stay away from all the trump mess and let the DOJ and Congress handle it, as he should.

        I know they’re probably get away with a lot, but I do hope they face some sort of prosecution for something.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It wouldn’t be being vindictive, it would be eliminating protections they are not eligible for. Now the US is wasting millions of taxpayer money every day on secret service protections for 1) people who are not eligible to receive it and 2) who helped incite an insurrection.

        From the Washington Post
        ‘Under federal law, Trump, his wife, Melania Trump, and their 14-year-old son are the only members of his immediate family entitled to Secret Service protection after they leave office. The couple will receive it for their lifetimes, and Barron is entitled to protection until he turns 16.’

        That’s why Drumpf signed a special executive order giving the protection to members of his family *who are not legally eligible* to have the protection. Extended it to several of his official too, when they are not eligible for it either.

        With the hundreds of millions this family grifted during his four year reign of terror? They can pay for their own security.

      • Sparky says:

        Perhaps the reason that Biden has not addressed the issue is that the additional Secret Service protection for the adult Trump children is for a finite period of time. The protection was extended for 6 months. (Not condoning — just theorizing)

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        On the bright side, it’s harder to flee prosecution with Secret Service guards ‘protecting’ you at all times.

      • notasugarhere says:

        That is six months too long for insurrectionists who made billions selling the US and its interests down the river.

  10. LightPurple says:

    It serves Rubio right; he was one of the first to legitimize Nagini’s illegal princess act when he invited her to the Senate to announce her plot to destroy Social Security by allowing married parents of newborns to borrow against it for “paid parental leave.”

    Nagini documented her dozens of foreign trips each year on her Twitter feed. Dozens of international trips all over the world annually, all paid for by US taxpayers. She also had a large staff of over two dozen people, occupying our office space rent free, using our monies for their office supplies and resources, phones, computers, software license, travel, lodging, and meals, and, of course, she used federal websites as her public relations machine. None of these trips did a damn thing for the American people and probably caused a great deal of harm as Nagini is a blithering idiot and probably doled out all sorts of classified information in exchange for personal business deals. Nagini was cozying up to Prince Mohamad Bin Salmen, the UAE, Bolsonaro, the Chinese, Netanyahu, Modi, and dozens of others to promote her business interests, all at our expense. Many of our allies, like Merkel, Macron, Trudeau, and the Brits saw through her and refused to play. First Daughter is NOT a thing. She should be investigated, prosecuted, and made to pay every single cent back.

  11. Golly Gee says:

    All the Trump kids including Tiffany have accounts on Parler, and they are all listed by their first and last names except for Ivanka who is just listed as Ivanka. Baby whispers: Trump? I’m not sure what you’re referring to. I’m I-v-a-n-k-a. Let the rebranding and amnesia begin.

  12. G says:

    dont compare this horrible baby whisperer to the queen of keen lol

    ivanka is quite possibly the worst ever advisor to the president since jon pointdextor national security advisor( iran contra)

  13. Bath Lady says:

    They sold all the PPE and no telling what other “cupboards” that were bare. Jared said , “it’s ours.” …& he didn’t mean the American people.

  14. shanaynay says:

    Ask them for the damn receipts for all this money. Follow the money trail and then throw all the a**es in jail. I don’t want to hear anything else for this POS family unless it’s that they have all been arrested, and will be in jail for the rest of their lives.

  15. The Recluse says:

    We underestimate her ambitions and her appeal to the Trumpers at our peril. Unless she gets hobbled by the courts, she will be back and she will run for the White House. Noel Casler has been shouting this from the rooftop for months. Keep an eye on her.

  16. Emerald rCrystal says:

    I suppose that the old saying is true about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. I sincerely hope that Biden can change the system that started with Reagan’s Trickle Down economy. It didn’t work. The billionaires kept their tax break money, and sent it to banks in the Cayman Islands.