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AP

Several administration officials filed their financial disclosure statements late, which some see as a byproduct of the current White House "culture," according to McClatchy DC.

  • What happened: Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and 15 other White House staffers filed late financial disclosure statements. Kushner was fined $200 by the Office of Government Ethics.
  • Why it matters: Lawrence Noble, general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, said this is "a culture." Harrell Kirstein, spokesman for the Trump War Room at American Bridge 21st century (Democratic opposition group), said Trump "acts like the rules...don't apply to him," and his administration is following suit.
  • One more thing: 13 other staffers, including Bannon and Conway, were issued certificates of divestiture to avoid taxes on assets they are required to sell due to conflict of interest. However, there are not yet records of 10 of the 13 selling the assets.

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