Trump: There Is ‘No Law’ That Requires Release of Tax Returns

By Melanie Arter | April 10, 2019 | 2:42pm EDT
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( – President Donald Trump said Wednesday that there is no law that requires him to turn over his tax returns to Congress.

Speaking to reporters prior to heading for Texas, Trump said, “No, there is no law. As you know, I got elected last time with this same issue, and while I’m under audit, I won’t do it. If I’m not under audit, I would do it. I had no problem with it, but while I’m under audit, I would not give my taxes. There’s no law whatsoever.

“Now, I will say this: I would love to give them, but I’m not going to do it while I’m under audit. It’s very simple. Remember, I got elected last time -- the same exact issue, with same intensity, which wasn’t very much because, frankly, the people don’t care,” he said.



“What I have done is approximately a 104-page summary -- and, really, in great detail -- of assets and values, and nobody wants to go over that, because it’s so good. I built a great company, one of the best companies. I have some of the greatest assets in the world. I did a good job, and now, frankly, I don’t care about them. I only care about the United States,” the president said.

Trump said he has “no obligation” to turn over his tax returns while he’s under audit and no lawyer would advise a client to release their tax returns while under audit.

When asked whether he’s concerned about an investigation by the Southern District of New York into the president’s finances, Trump said, “My finances are very clean. I don’t think there is an investigation. If you say it, I don’t know, but I don’t think there is an investigation. My finances are very clean.”




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