President Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns may soon be an issue no longer in his control, this after Republicans are joining the bipartisan movement to request the Treasury Department release Trump’s tax returns from the last 10 years.
Via AddictingInfo: The two Republicans, Reps. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.), have added their signatures to a letter requesting Trump’s tax returns from the past ten years. This letter was championed by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and backed by almost every person in the 193-member House Democratic Caucus. In the letter, it is stated that Trump’s tax returns would provide clarity on his conflicts of interest, which Trump has tried to hide and distract from. The letter says:
“Disclosure would serve the public interest of clarifying President Trump’s conflicts of interest in office, the potential for him to personally benefit from tax reform, and ensure that he is not receiving any preferential treatment from the IRS.
We believe the powerful and respected Committees on Finance and Ways and Means have the responsibility to ensure oversight of the executive branch by requesting a review of President Trump’s tax returns and moving toward a formal release of these documents to the public.”
Trump has altered between a few core excuses as to why he can’t release his tax returns: he’s under audit, they’re too complicated for normal people to understand, and most recently – he won, therefore people don’t care what’s in them. What’s in them shouldn’t be a mystery to anyone, what we would likely find out is that Trump is worth much less money than he claims to be, he gives next to nothing to charity, and a concerning amount of business is done with Russia.
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