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 (D-Mass.) made the request Wednesday.
“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.