It's not just Trump who's profiting off his presidency.
It turns out it's not just Trump who's making bank off his corrupt Washington, D.C., hotel.
First daughter Ivanka Trump earned $4 million in 2018 from her investment in the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital, according to her personal financial disclosure, released by the White House on Friday and reported on by Bloomberg News.
Trump's D.C. hotel has been an ethical nightmare since he took the oval office.
Multiple entities are suing, saying Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution by profiting off the foreign governments who book rooms in the hotel while visiting Washington, D.C. — possibly in an attempt to influence Trump.
Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported that an Iraqi sheikh who's been pushing the Trump administration to take a harder line on Iran spent 26 nights in the hotel just a few months after he urged the U.S. government to work with people trying to overthrow Iran's government.
It's incidents like these that have sparked investigations into the hotel led by House Democrats.
But it turns out that it's not just Trump who is open to ethical woes thanks to the hotel.
Ivanka Trump, who also serves as an adviser in the White House, is also earning money from the property — putting into question her own ethical dilemmas.
Ultimately, both Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, earned between $28.8 million and $135.1 million in 2018 while the pair work in Trump's White House, according to Vanity Fair.
That flies in the face of Kushner's father, Charlie Kushner's, claim that both Jared and Ivanka made a "substantial financial sacrifice" when they took jobs in the administration.
Now there's hard evidence that Ivanka and her husband have no qualms at all with blurring ethical lines and raking in dough while they hold positions of power in the White House.
Published with permission of The American Independent.