President Trump is under no legal obligation to release his taxes. Where were the Democrats when Barack Obama and Bill Clinton refused to release their health records? Where are Obama’s college records? Sure, I think it would be nice for Trump to release them. But don’t these Republicans understand that they are making themselves part of a wide ranging Democratic effort not effect good government, but to destroy the administration?
Two House Republicans joined more than 160 Democrats on Friday in calling on President Trump to release his taxes, the Washington Examiner reported.
Reps. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and Walter Jones, R-N.C., signed a letter to Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, calling on them to ask Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to compel Trump to release his taxes for the past decade to those committees for review.
The letter is the latest move by Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., in trying to finally pry Trump’s taxes loose.
“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,” the letter leads.