Petition Demanding Immediate Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns Surpasses 1 Million Signatures
For months, Donald Trump has refused to voluntarily release his tax returns, claiming people aren’t interested. Well, the American people disagree.
On Tuesday, a petition on the White House website demanding the immediate release of Trump’s tax returns surpassed 1 million signatures.
The petition demands the federal government to “immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.”
“The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to the American people, including any pertinent documentation which can reveal the foreign influences and financial interests which may put Donald Trump in conflict with the emoluments clause of the Constitution,” the description of the petition says.
The petition system, which President Barack Obama’s administration created in 2011 to increase government accessibility, requires the White House to provide an official response within 60 days if a petition garners at least 100,000 signatures.
But Trump’s press office didn’t respond to a question asking whether the administration will respond to the tax returns petition.
Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee last week blocked an attempt by Democrats to obtain Trump’s tax returns. The committee has the authority to obtain an individual’s tax returns and can then vote on whether to release them to the public.
The American people deserve to know the truth about Trump’s murky business ties to Russia.
Mr. Trump, release your taxes now!