Democratic leadership is under growing pressure to immediately request President Donald Trump’s tax returns as they flex their newfound oversight authority.
Democrats plan to pursue a broad range of investigations into possible conflicts of interest and ethics violations within the Trump administration. Just this week, key committees took action to expand cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and grill top administration officials.
Securing the president’s tax returns is crucial part of that effort, a promise invoked since Trump broke with decades of precedent and refused to release them during the 2016 election. But Democrats have yet to request the documents from the administration.
On Thursday, a key branch of the powerful House Ways and Means committee is slated to hold a hearing on presidential tax returns. Democrats will call for presidential and vice presidential candidates to disclose 10 years of tax returns as part of a comprehensive ethics reform