Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-MD) announced during a press conference that Democrats will “continue to ask” for Trump’s tax returns because they want the “facts and truth” on the connection between Russia and Trump, including “any personal embarrassment to the president.”
Pelosi maintains that the Democratic party does not plan to back down from pushing for Trump to disclose his tax returns. She also remarked that “they are always afraid of the tax returns,” referring to the administration’s reluctance to make them public.
In addition, she is urging for an independent investigation to be launched in an effort to get to the “bottom of that.”
“What do the Russians have on Donald Trump politically, financially and personally?” Nancy Pelosi asked during news conference on Thursday pic.twitter.com/NLQXoC38ky
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 9, 2017
Pelosi also insinuated blackmail between Russia and the Trump administration when she stated:
“What does the President have to hide? ….What do the Russians have on Donald Trump, personally, politically and financially, that he is keeping a secret? Why are the Republicans in Congress accomplices to that secrecy? Why are the Republicans in Congress voting to say ‘No, we don’t think he should release his tax returns?’ It’s a very bad vote for them. That’s a very bad vote for them.”
“The tax returns, many believe, are part of the Russian connection, the disruption of our election, the money pouring into the Trump organization, any personal embarrassment to the president — we want to know the truth, and we can start by seeing his tax returns. Which is not an extraordinary request – unless you’re Donald Trump and think you’re above custom, tradition and maybe even the law,” Pelosi claimed.
Pelosi remarked that Trump is the only president since Gerald Ford not release his tax returns.
However, he is not legally required to release his personal tax returns.
H/T: CNS News
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