Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner did not only forget to report a meeting with Russian diplomats he had during the transition period but he also somehow failed to include his family’s multi-million-dollar art collection in government disclosure forms before assuming the role of senior adviser to the president.
Not a Single Mention of Kushner’s’ Art Collection
However, the art collection was not a state secret. Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump, has often posed with the millions of dollars’ worth of art in her New York luxury apartment. The pictures were posted on the First Daughter’s favorite social media platform, Instagram.
Ivanka also used the collection to promote her consumer product lines, multiple times. But mysteriously when Kushner had to fill out the disclosure forms there was no word of the art collection. The art is not mentioned in the documents Ivanka needed for her White House role either.
When news agencies reached Kushner’s office with a request for comment, a spokesperson said Trump’s son-in-law would add the info to the disclosure filings required by the Government Ethics Office at some point in the future.
The Art Is Purely ‘Decorative’
However, the Kushner power couple are not the only art collectors. President Trump has filled his Cabinet with art-loving billionaires like Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross who owns a $50-billion worth of art collection, according to government documents. Secretary of Treasure Steven Mnuchin is also a passionate art collector since his father Robert works as a well-known art dealer.
The spokesperson for the Kushner’s told Art News that the family did not report the art because it is purely “decorative” and there was only a single sale regarding the collection. Under the U.S. law, art that is never sold is not considered an investment asset so it doesn’t have to be listed in government disclosure fillings.
To avoid any doubt, however, they will report their art collection,
a lawyer of the family said.
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