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For example, Trump disclosed a liability to Deutsche exceeding $50 million for the Old Post Office, a landmark historic property in downtown Washington that he recently redeveloped into a hotel near the White House.

The Mar-a-Lago income figure was $7.4 million higher than on his previous financial disclosure filing, in May 2016.

That would represent about $2.8 million a month - comparable to the monthly rate that was disclosed earlier this year by a group of congressional Democrats. Revenue from several hotels and estates of the President are always steady. Since launching, the property has generated $20 million in revenue, according to the disclosure. But he has completed federal forms as he was obliged to reveal his personal and family incomes, his assets and his debts.

The financial disclosures released aren't as detailed as tax returns would be. "We still don't get the kind of picture that can let us understand what's really going on", Wonderlich said.

Trump last released his financial disclosure in May 2016.

"Bottom line. he has not changed the fundamental economic relationship he has with the Trump Organization", said Painter, now a law professor at the University of Minnesota. The disclosure was certified by the federal ethics agency, according to the statement.

Trump has made his wealth a key element of his political brand, and his refusal to relinquish ownership of his company has spurred ethics complaints and legal challenges.

Interestingly, the places that Trump had not spent much time in as president reported nearly no changes in income. The private club doubled its initiation fee to $200,000 after Trump's election.

Trump's royalties from his business-advice book The Art of the Deal have also increased dramatically, rising frombetween $50,000 and $100,000 in 2016 to the $100,000 to $1,000,000 range in the new report.

He had also banked $20 million in income from a nearby golf club he owns in Jupiter, Florida. For many of his properties, specifically golf courses and resorts, Trump lists revenue, rather than income, masking their profitability.

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The disclosure reflects income of between $US2.5 million and $US15.5 million from stocks, bonds and mutual funds. However, a spokesman said in December that Trump had liquidated his entire stock portfolio in June 2016, around the time he began pouring millions into his presidential campaign. And because the form only requires officials to report wide ranges of income and debt, it is impossible to use it to precisely gauge someone's net worth.

Overall, Trump reported liabilities of at least $311 million - mortgages and loans.

The Office of Government Ethics released the 98-page document.

Tax experts say there's no law that would prevent releasing his returns, even while audits are pending.

The president has stepped back from the Trump Organization, turning over control to his adult sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, in addition to a top Trump Organization executive. His tenure in most of those posts ended on January 19, the day before his inauguration, and in others in 2015 and 2016.

Trump has repeatedly denied having any financial ties to Russian Federation, and the documents are unlikely to reflect any. The Washington hotel was opened last September just a few miles from the White House.

After taking office, Trump opted against Office of Government Ethics recommendations that he divest his holdings.

The hotel is cited in three separate lawsuits arguing that Trump is violating the Constitution's "emoluments" clause, a ban on foreign gifts and payments. This was a decline from the $131 million highlighted in the last filing. Two days earlier, Maryland and the District of Columbia filed suit on similar grounds.

Earlier this week, the Democratic attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia and almost 200 Democratic members of Congress filed separate lawsuits alleging that payments to Trump businesses violated the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses. Also, the income ascertained at his luxury Washington hotel through mid-April is United States dollars 19.7 million.

Mr Trump initially pledged to give any profits from foreign business at the Trump International Hotel to charity, but the Trump Organization has since said it is proving hard to identify which foreigners are conducting business at the hotel.