Trump, Pence file annual financial disclosure forms

Trump, Pence file annual financial disclosure forms
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Judge rejects Manafort's attempt to throw out some charges Dem: Trump’s policy of separating children, parents at border ‘would shock Jesus’ MORE and Vice President Pence submitted their 2017 financial disclosure forms to the Office of Government Ethics on Tuesday, according to a statement from the White House.

"President Trump and Vice President Pence filed their financial disclosure forms with the Office of Government Ethics today, May 15th," White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said, according to pool reports.

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"The forms will be available through the Office of Government Ethics" in the coming days, she added.

Trump's 2016 financial disclosure form, which he submitted shortly after Pence did the same last year, showed that he earned $598 million in 2016 and had a minimum net worth of $1.1 billion.

Pence reported an income of $110,000 the same year, which came from his salary as Indiana's governor.

This year's filing, which will include all of 2017 and part of 2018, is expected to be looked at by experts to see if it discloses the $130,000 reimbursement to Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, that supposedly occurred in the months after Cohen paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump.

The payment, which was made in the days leading up to the 2016 election, is being looked at by investigators for possibly constituting an unreported in-kind donation to the Trump campaign, which is a violation of campaign finance law.

Trump's lawyers have acknowledged the payment and its reimbursement, but deny that campaign finance violations occurred.