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After Explosive Cohen Comments, Chairman Neal Must Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns Immediately

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ryan Thomas
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After Explosive Cohen Comments, Chairman Neal Must Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In light of congressional testimony from Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, Tax March Executive Director Maura Quint released the following statement:

“If Chairman Richard Neal watched Michael Cohen’s testimony, he understands that he is abdicating his constitutional duties to conduct oversight of this administration if he continues to slow-walk attempts to obtain Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns.

“Not only did Michael Cohen say that Donald Trump was likely not under audit, he also stated that Trump avoided releasing his tax returns because he didn’t want ‘to have an entire group of think tanks that are tax experts run through his tax return and start ripping it to pieces.’ 

“In response to questioning from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cohen stated that Donald Trump provided inflated assets to an insurance company, and more information could be found in his and the Trump Organization’s financial statements and tax returns. He also agreed that Trump devalued the worth of his golf courses in an effort to reduce his tax bills. More information about that could similarly be found in his tax returns.

“Enough is enough. We must see the president’s tax returns to fully understand his entanglements and conflicts of interest. Chairman Neal should send a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin immediately and request the president’s returns.”

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