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House Democrats Finally Ask For Trump’s Tax Returns

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Published on April 10, 2019 with No Comments


Democrats in Congress have finally asked the Treasury Department to hand over copies of President Donald Trump’s  personal and business tax returns, fulfilling a promise they made last year.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal made the request. “It is critical to ensure the accountability of our government and elected officials,” Neal said. “To maintain trust in our democracy, the American people must be assured that their government is operating properly, as laws intend.”

In a letter, Neal asked the Internal Revenue Service to provide six years of Trump’s personal and business returns. 

The documents could reveal details about how he makes money and how much tax he pays ― meaning they could expose conflicts of interest and possible tax dodging. His former personal lawyer Michael Cohen told Congress in February that Trump has used fraud to avoid paying taxes over the years. 

Representatives of the department have previously said that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin would review the request “for legality.” Democrats expect Mnuchin to defy the law and fight them in court.

 

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