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Things are about to get sticky in the White House.
The Democratic House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal has formally requested President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the IRS for the past 6 years. Neal clarifies that the request is about “policies not politics,” but as we the people know, these returns could give answers to some rumors that have surrounded Trump for years now. In the past, Trump refused to reveal his tax returns. It is a long-held custom that incoming presidents release their tax returns to the public.
The Committee has also requested tax returns for 8 of Trump’s business entities to get a better view of the whole picture. Many are sure this will start a legal battle.
According to CNN, supporters of the drive to get clarity on Trump’s taxes argue that it is vital for Congress to establish whether Trump has any conflicts of interest that bear on his official duties and to see whether he is getting payments from foreign states in violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution.
Written by Clarke Jones