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Where’s Trump’s Financial Disclosure? The White House Blames the Pandemic

  • July 09, 2020

Last week’s deadline passed without any word from the White House or the Office of Government Ethics, beyond the release of a separate disclosure report by Vice President Mike Pence. In past years, the ethics office has posted Mr. Trump’s filing online the day after the deadline.

The delay follows conversations between ethics officials and representatives for Mr. Trump about a draft of the filing, according to people briefed on the matter.

The president’s disclosure is treated differently than the disclosures of most other federal officials, including with feedback from the ethics office that can result in modifications to the final public report.

Officials from the Office of Government Ethics declined to comment, saying they do not speak about individual filers. The president’s family business, the Trump Organization, did not respond to a request for comment.

The delay comes as Mr. Trump’s lack of transparency around his personal finances continues to be a point of contention in his bid for re-election. Mr. Trump’s legal team is fighting the disclosure of his tax records to state and congressional investigations, with a ruling by the Supreme Court expected on Thursday.

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