Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Are Being Sued Over Financial Disclosure Forms

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are being sued for allegedly failing to include assets owned by 30 investment funds they have stakes in on their financial disclosure forms.

The first daughter and her husband were hit with the lawsuit on Sunday, Politico reported. The complaint comes from lawyer Jeffrey Lovitky, who alleges the pair omitted information from their public forms.

"The failure of Defendants to provide the information as herein described deprived Plaintiff of (a) an opportunity to make an independent judgment as to whether Defendants are or reasonably could be influenced by conflicts of interests, (b) information required to evaluate and judge the performance of Defendants in their official duties, (c) information required to determine whether trust in the integrity of Defendants is warranted, and (d) information required to participate in the political process in an informed manner," the complaint read.

The lawsuit from Lovitky, who also brought a suit against President Donald Trump in March, also suggests the couple should have disclosed income from two investments vehicles—but failed to do so.

It added that Kushner’s form refers on a number of occasions to a "pre-existing confidentiality agreement" that prevents him from disclosing further information on certain financials.

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But the lawsuit argues this is not a permissible reason to refuse to share the information, adding: “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," the suit stated.

Kushner has updated the information on his financial disclosure forms on a number of occasions since submitting it, Politico reported, stating his updates were to add “inadvertently omitted” information.

News of the lawsuit comes amid questions over whether Trump’s daughter Ivanka has violated ethics laws with conflicts of interests over her White House role and her business.

The White House did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.