Ivanka has reported rental income of $1 million to $5 million from the Trump Old Post Office LLC investment. This raises the same constitutional conflict of interest issue as for her father. The Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution bars any federal official from receiving any payment of “any kind whatever” from a foreign government. Several diplomats representing foreign governments have participated in events at the Trump International Hotel, including Kuwait which recently held its National Day event there. Unless she divests her interest, Ivanka runs a similar risk of running afoul of the Constitution. The hotel is also a problem for Ivanka under the federal conflict of interest statute, which bars her from taking any official action relating to her investment — even going to the hotel on official business.
“Neither the White House nor Mr. Kushner’s attorneys … has confirmed which financial assets Mr. Kushner still controls — rendering oversight of Mr. Kushner’s recusals and compliance with conflict-of-interest law impossible,” the letter from the three Democrats said.The White House said Kushner was fully complying with ethics rules, had divested of substantial assets and recused himself in the case of interests that he still owned.In their letter, the legislators also sought more information on the assets of Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and Kushner’s wife. … They asked which issues the White House counsel would advise Kushner to recuse himself from to avoid benefitting his wife’s financial holdings.