Tell Congress to get and release Trump's Last 10 Years Tax Returns.
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President Trump doesn't have to publicly disclose his tax returns, now or ever.
But some members of Congress can get them, and release them... if they want.
Thanks to a little-known and rarely used provision in the law, either the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee or the Joint Committee on Taxation may request anyone's tax returns to examine -- including the president's -- from the secretary of the Treasury.
Sign this petition and your signature will help pressure Chairman Kevin Brady (Ways and Means), and Chairman Orrin Hatch (Senate Finance Committee). You can also call, and tell them to get and release Trump's taxes NOW!
Kevin Brady's office (202) 225-4901 DC
Orrin Hatch's office (202) 224-5251
A release of the tax returns to the full House or Senate effectively would make the documents public.
Last week, Bill Pascrell -- a Democratic member of the House Ways and Means Committee -- sent a letter to Chairman Kevin Brady requesting that he ask for Trump's tax returns from the past 10 years.
As of Tuesday, Brady had not responded, according to his office and Pascrell's.
Help justify a public interest in Trump's tax returns!!!!!
The president's business holdings are vast, and the steps he's taken so far to eliminate potential conflicts of interest have not satisfied ethics experts and others.
In his letter to Brady, Pascrell cited the Foreign Emoluments Clause in the Constitution, which prohibits federal office holders from accepting any "present, emolument, office or title" from a foreign state.
"President Trump is now governing while also owning a business with international investments. The Constitution faces unprecedented threats due to this arrangement," Pascrell wrote. "I believe the powerful Ways and Means Committee has the responsibility to ... ensure proper oversight of the executive branch by requesting a review of President Trump's tax returns."
What would lawmakers learn from them? "There's potentially a wealth of information the committees could find in his returns," Yin said.
Trump's personal returns would list the income he's earned from the many partnerships and corporations in which he's a key player. And a tax-writing committee chairman could also request the returns of those business entities to get more information about how their income was made and their web of domestic and international business ties.
Sourced from CNN. See full article here.
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