MONEY BAGS

Disclosures Show 27 White House Officials Worth a Combined $2.3B

President Trump’s top White House aides started their jobs with millions of dollars in the bank, according to recently disclosed financial records cited by the Washington Post. Twenty-seven of Trump’s top aides had a combined $2.3 billion in assets when they joined the White House, the report said. In addition to the $741 million held by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in real-estate holdings, economic adviser Gary Cohn also owned a large chunk of the total, with $250 million in assets. Julie Hahn, an aide to chief strategist Steve Bannon, reported investments worth between $1.1 million and $2.5 million. Bannon held assets between $11.8 million and $53.8 million, according to the disclosures. The disclosures, filed by about 180 White House staffers and released Friday, show a White House run by the financial elite in an administration that has vowed to serve the working class. “The president has brought a lot of people into this administration, into this White House, in particular, who have been very blessed and very successful by this country and have given up a lot to come into the government by setting aside a lot of assets,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday about the revelations. Spicer was also included in the financial disclosures, with between $2.9 million and $6.6 million in assets.