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Pelosi: Public Wants to See Trump's Tax Returns

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 07 February 2019 02:35 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that the public “overwhelmingly wants to see” President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

The more progressive lawmakers in the Democratic Party are urging their colleagues in the House to use their majority to push for the public release of Trump’s tax returns.

"I think overwhelmingly the public wants to see the president's tax returns," Pelosi told reporters, according to The Wall Street Journal. "They want to know the truth. They want to know the facts. And he has nothing to hide."
"We have to be very, very careful as we go forward," she added. "In terms of the tax returns, it's not an issue of just sending a letter. You have to do it in a very careful way."

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., pledged to request Trump’s tax returns before the midterm elections. As the chair of Ways and Means, Neal is able to request anyone’s tax returns from the Treasury Department for private review, and then the committee is allowed to vote to make the returns public or to issue a report containing information from the returns, according to the Journal.

Trump accused Democrats of “harassment” on Thursday and derided what he called the “ridiculous partisan investigations,” in his State of the Union address earlier this week.

“We will not be bullied by the president of the United States. The days of the House functioning as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trump administration are over,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., adding that Democrats are “not going to overreach. We’re not going to over-politicize our constitutional responsibilities.”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that the public “overwhelmingly wants to see” President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
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