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Democrats planning to examine Trumpís tax returns after the midterms

A nearly 100-year old statute allows the chairmen of Congressí tax committees to look at anyoneís returns.
By BRIAN FALER
09/29/2018 08:00 AM EDT


The years-old mystery of whatís in President Donald Trumpís tax returns will likely quickly unravel if Democrats win control of at least one chamber of Congress.

Democrats, especially in the House, are quietly planning on using an obscure law that will enable them to examine the presidentís tax filings without his permission.

The nearly 100-year-old statute allows the chairmen of Congressí tax committees to look at anyoneís returns, and Democrats say they intend to use that power to help answer a long list of questions about Trumpís finances. Many also want to use it to make public confidential information about Trumpís taxes that heís steadfastly refused to release.

ďProbably the approach would be to get all of it, review it and, depending on what that shows, release all or part of it,Ē said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the No. 4 Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee.


That could bring a swift end to the long-running battle over Trumpís returns, while generating loads of fodder for what promises to be an array of investigations into the administration if Democrats win power.

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https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/29/trumps-tax-returns-midterms-democrats-853456

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