Trump’s Lawyers Say Tax Returns Show ‘No Income From Russia…’ With Some ‘Exceptions’
Donald Trump’s lawyers sent out a statement in a letter on Friday, stating that Trump’s last 10 years of tax returns does not show “any income of any type from Russian sources” with “few exceptions,” although they refused to release copies of his returns to provide evidence.
The letter was sent out to Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C), according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The letter states that Trump’s tax returns show no equity from Russian investors yet it does state “with a few exceptions.”
Trump actually received income from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow and a property sold to a Russian billionaire for $95 million.
The report did cause backlash from people questioning the “with few exceptions: part.
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), a leader of Democratic efforts to release Trump’s tax returns, tweeted “exceptions?” following the report.
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) May 12, 2017
But if Trump’s tax returns don’t show any sort of corruption then what is the point of hiding them from the public?
Democrats and citizen alike are still trying to get Trump to release his returns. Congressional Democrats have repeatedly pushed the tax return issue in Congress.
The public last month also joined in calls for Trump to release his tax returns, with tens of thousands turning out for Tax Day protests across the U.S..
Trump keeps postponing the release of his tax returns. Before his inauguration he promised he would release his tax returns, then he said he would release them after they get audited, and now Trump is saying that he won’t release them until he is out of office.