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Trump Rejects Democrats’ Authority to Obtain His Tax Returns

April 5, 2019, 3:16 PM

President Donald Trump said erroneously that the law is on his side to fight House Democrats’ attempts to see his personal and business tax returns.

“Hey, I’m under audit,” Trump told reporters April 5 as he was leaving the White House for a trip to the California-Mexico border. He added that the law on releasing tax returns is “100 percent on my side.”

Trump has long insisted that the reason he won’t voluntarily release his tax returns is because he is under audit by the IRS. No law bars a filer from releasing tax returns that are being audited. Sitting ...