Grassley says disclosing Trump’s tax records without authorization could violate law

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday suggested that any effort by the Senate to obtain and disclose President Trump’s tax records so soon before the election could violate the internal revenue code.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Grassley says disclosing Trump's tax records without authorization could violate law


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Grassley says disclosing Trump’s tax records without authorization could violate law

Grassley, when pressed by a reporter over whether he would seek to obtain Trump’s tax records, indicated that he’s worried about them being used for “political purposes” before Election Day.

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Senate Republicans are under pressure to delve into Trump’s tax records after The New York Times published a bombshell report Sunday that Trump paid no federal income taxes in 11 of 18 years and that he claimed a $72.9 million tax refund that is now the subject of an IRS audit.

The Times also reported that Trump owes $421 million in loans that are coming due within four years,

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