House chairman asks IRS for 6 years of Trump's tax returns

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  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    April 6, 2019 7:37 a.m.

    I would like to see 6 years of tax return info on all these jokers

  • David Centerville, UT
    April 4, 2019 5:14 p.m.

    Is this request for tax returns to conduct a witch hunt (seeming for embarrassing information without knowing what you’re looking for) or to see if the IRS audit of sitting presidents is being done properly. If the latter, why not audit a past president’s audit? For example, seek the IRS audit of Obama’s returns...

  • one old man MSC, UT
    April 4, 2019 4:02 p.m.

    "RE: "Why doesn't Trump release them like he said he would "If I'm elected"?"...
    ---
    If you listen to what he actually said... you would know the answer to your question.

    He said he would release them "when the audit is over" (not "if I'm elected"). He's still being audited. Until that's over..."

    Uh, 2 bits, where were you when he said "If I'm elected?" He said that not once, but MANY times.

    And did you miss reading that the IRS said they had finished the audit nearly two years ago and trump actually confirmed it?

    But I understand your confusion because there have so many conflicting and confusing things pouring from the White House. It can be awfully difficult for even those who are paying careful attention to become bewildered by it all.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    April 4, 2019 3:54 p.m.

    2 bits wrote : "The report released to Congress needs to be redacted. Because Democrats will leak anything damaging to the President to the media. "

    Leak?

    Or release?

    And so you are finally admitting that you believe Americans are NOT entitled to the TRUTH? You're telling us that trump's wrongs must continue to be hidden?

    Why?

    Very interesting.

    But no surprise.

  • peabody Steamboat Springs, CO
    April 4, 2019 12:26 p.m.

    Audit ? Is Trump lying ? All you need to do is show us the letter

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 4, 2019 11:32 a.m.

    @ Jfronk28

    "This is pure and simple harassment of the President. "

    Trump said he would release his tax returns after the audit was completed. He said that many times. Trump supporters echoed that sentiment many times.

    Trump initially said he was OK with the Mueller report being released. Trump supporters immediately echoed that sentiment.

    Now neither of those things being released are OK. The Trump non-accountability choir immediately echoes that chorus. Whatever the day's spin out of the "swamp", the Trump non-accountability choir springs into action.

    It's as predictable as tomorrow ending in the letter "Y".

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    April 4, 2019 11:16 a.m.

    @Utefan60: "are you delecting now and blaming Obama yet again? Your comments are classic deflections."

    No deflection here. Just holding you democrats to the standard you've set for the guys you like.

    We on the right will no longer allow ourselves to be held to a different standard than you are.

    Want to live in a secular world where morality is unwelcome? Fine. Never again try to use "Christian values" to demand support for social programs. If private sexual conduct or shady financial deals don't matter for liberals, they don't matter for Republicans. If Democrats are entitled to keep their private data private, so too are republicans.

    Democrats have driven morality from public life. I mourn that. But I won't be held to a different standard politically than my opponents are.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 4, 2019 10:12 a.m.

    Impartial7
    The report released to Congress needs to be redacted. Because Democrats will leak anything damaging to the President to the media. But I agree a small group with "Top Secret" clearance who know how to treat Top Secret intel and can be trusted to not leak it, should see the redacted parts.

    Everybody in Congress doesn't have "Top Security" clearance.

    Google "Do all members of congress have top security clearance"...
    ---
    "Members of Congress do not have security clearances".

    Some do (as part of their assignments). But most don't have to submit to the background check procedures. If everybody in Congress had to submit to that background check... many would not pass. But they don't have to (to do their job).

    I don't know how much of it will be redacted. Nobody knows. Not even you. Not even Adam Schiff, Bill Maher, or Rachael Maddow know. We kinda have to wait and see. The AG said April 15th. That's a little more than a week away. Be patient Dems.

    It would be good for our country if this was over after it's released. But it will never be over. Dems will make sure of that. Even if the full report was released.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 4, 2019 9:44 a.m.

    @Impartial7 5:59
    RE: "Why doesn't Trump release them like he said he would "If I'm elected"?"...
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    If you listen to what he actually said... you would know the answer to your question.

    He said he would release them "when the audit is over" (not "if I'm elected"). He's still being audited. Until that's over...

    I wouldn't release them even after that. We saw what Democrats did to Mitt Romney.

    Harry Reid lied and said Romney hadn't paid his taxes in 10 years. CNN Covered Reid saying that. They never reported when the truth came out and we learned Harry Reid was lieing.

    Dems can't resists using the IRS as a weapon in their political campaigns. If I were Trump I would not release them.

    ===

    Just like the Mueller report when he said "I have no problem with it being released"...
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    And just like with the tax returns... you didn't listen to what he said, and now pretend he said something he didn't say.

    He never said it wouldn't be redacted to protect national security before release.

    It's been one week. 300 pages for DOJ to review for secrets first. It will be released. Be patient Dems.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 4, 2019 9:18 a.m.

    We saw during the BO misadministration how the IRS was used as a tool against dems’ political opponents.

    "On behalf of the American people, the Ways and Means Committee…”

    No, on behalf of dem political theatre, the dems on the ways and means committee are engaging in this witch hunt.

    I agree with 2 bits when he says, “think a little bit ahead”. Remember how harry reid invoked the “nuclear option” on judicial nominees? And now what can the minority party in the senate do to stop judicial nominees they do not like? nothing.

    Hobblecreek
    The IRS is to release those returns for review behind closed doors. What good will that do the rest of those trying trump in their kangaroo courts?

    And do you honestly believe the dems on that committee will keep the information behind closed doors? If so, I have some lovely oceanfront property in Nebraska I can let you have for real cheap!

    clinton was OK to lie about his affair with one consenter, even though it denied others he had abused justice?

    Lew
    You know more than Mueller? Why didn’t you testify for his investigation?

    Mary Mc
    I hold no hope that dems don’t hold themselves above the law

  • one old man MSC, UT
    April 4, 2019 9:07 a.m.

    Good.

    The House Democrats are just trying to hold trump to one of his many broken promises.

    Remember what he said?

    "I'll release my tax returns if I'm elected."

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 4, 2019 8:21 a.m.

    Jfronk28 said: "The President's tax returns are always audited with a special audit."

    However we have new information from Donalds Ex-Lawyer, about dishonest filings that perhaps the regular audit would not have seen, you know cause misleading information.

    So we'll see, since trump is such an honest person who surrounds himself with like minded people he should come out sparkly clean, like he did with that fraudulent university and charity.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    April 4, 2019 8:01 a.m.

    From a Trump supporter:

    "This is pure and simple harassment of the President"

    No, it is not. It is a legitmate inquiry into the probable financial conflicts that our President had/has with foreign agents. Don't you want to know if Trump is compromised in some way? Maybe you don't care, but most of us do.

    Then the call for the Congress to do their job and "legislate", not investigate. Trump apologist's hypocrisy aside, isn't that what the current House doing? I read about legislation passed by the House, and forwarded to the Senate (for probable death, but they did pass something). And what legislation has the Trump dominated Senate produced so far this term? Crickets......

    All your talking points are just plain campaign rhetoric which add little to the resolution of so many unanswered needs and questions. Trump is no savior, nor does the GOP have the answers to the nation's dilemmas. In fact, I would argue that Trump and the GOP are not even asking the right questions, much less offering solutions to better American life and security.

  • Jfronk28 Tremonton, UT
    April 4, 2019 6:12 a.m.

    The President's tax returns are always audited with a special audit. So if there were a problem, the IRS would be well aware of it and since they are in the bag for the Democrats, they would make everyone else aware of it too. This is pure and simple harassment of the President. When is congress going to start doing what they were elected to do? Legislate!

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    April 4, 2019 6:04 a.m.

    do it at the same time all things Clinton and barry are released.

  • Mary Mc Lacey, WA
    April 4, 2019 1:28 a.m.

    It is more than about time that the American people have their faith restored in the principle that no one is above the law in our country.

    If Congress can look at any other citizen's tax return why shouldn't they be able to look at the president's? Why should he have the right to circumvent the law the rest of us are subject to? He is not our king.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    April 4, 2019 1:19 a.m.

    Perhaps all government officials should make their tax returns public.

    The productivity of Donald Trump has provided more tax revenue and employment than any politician in Washington. Period!

    Thank you Mr Trump.

  • Lew Elton Jeppson Salt Lake City, UT
    April 4, 2019 12:27 a.m.

    @nonames. We need Trump's returns to understand his financial compromises with the Russian oligarchy.

  • Unreconstructed Reb BE, 00
    April 3, 2019 10:54 p.m.

    The American people have a right to know whether their president is acting on behalf of his business interests or the country's, or if he is potentially vulnerable to the influence of lenders and/or foreign governments.

    There's also the question of whether he has been honest in running his businesses, but that ship has sailed for anyone paying attention.

  • hobblecreek CA, 00
    April 3, 2019 10:31 p.m.

    NoNamesAccepted

    You are right, there are no legal requirements to release tax returns- unless requested by the House Ways and Means committee. The IRS has never denied the release of that tax information when asked, so we can expect to have Mr. Trumps tax filings revealed. There is no legal requirements to release college transcripts as a candidate or as President of the United States. Obama must have had something to hide as well. You make broad assumptions. I assume NoNamesAccepted is your true identity, or why are you hiding under a pseudonym.
    As for Bill Clinton, his lying is as shameful as President Trumps prolific lies. You are right both Clinton and Trump have the right to privacy for their sexual encounters, unless the other person involved in that encounter chooses to come forward.
    Both Clinton and Trump have been caught bold face lying about those encounters.
    As for Trump's policies, since this article did not address that issue, I will save those comments for articles that do.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 3, 2019 10:22 p.m.

    RE: "Weaponizing our nation's tax code by targeting political foes sets a dangerous precedent"...
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    I agree.

    I get that you want to get Trump Democrats. But think a little bit ahead of where you are today. Do you want politicians weaponizing the IRS to target political foes in the future? Because whatever you do to them... they are going to do to you if they can.

    That's not what the IRS is for.

    Maybe Rs should call for every D's campaign, personal and businesses taxes to be turned over to Republicans to see if they can find anything they want to use...

    It's just not a game you want to start Dems, because they will do it to you someday. You can't whine about them weaponizing the IRS for their political goals if you do it.

  • Utefan60 , 00
    April 3, 2019 10:10 p.m.

    NoNamesAccepted - St. George, UT, are you delecting now and blaming Obama yet again? Your comments are classic deflections. That is blaming someone else when you don't have a reasonable answer to a real question. So you say..." Johnny stole something so it's OK that I do."

    Typical repsonse from a Trump supporter. Blame Clinton or Obama.

    Let's stay on subject. Trump promised his tax returns. Why he did not produce them? Can you tell us why he falsified that promise?

    Well now the Counrty will be able to see what Trump "promised".

    Again No names this has nothing to do with President Obama. Nothing

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    April 3, 2019 9:32 p.m.

    Those saying, "If he had nothing to hide" will need to explain why Obama refused to release his college transcripts, especially after the same persons attacked Bush for hiding poor grades (Bush 77; Sen. Kerry 76).

    Such persons might consider on why they choose to use pseudonyms on this site rather than using their full names.

    They might consider on how many times they have downplayed Bill Clinton lying about and committing perjury over his illicit relationships by telling others or themselves that private matters between consenting adults should not need to be made public.

    There is no legal requirement for a presidential candidate or president to release his income taxes to the public. It is ironic that those who demand we depart from so many other traditions want to cling to this tradition in this particular case.

    It is time to stop attacking President Trump over personality disagreements, private sexual conduct, manner of speech, or other such personal traits.

    It is time for those who disagree with President Trump to instead make their case against his policies. Tell us why his policies are wrong and why left wing socialist policies are better.

  • Puukko Orem , 00
    April 3, 2019 9:19 p.m.

    Who cares about his tax returns. If the IRS is OK with them, that should be good enough. dems your looking really foolish, lets try doing something for your country once.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    April 3, 2019 8:59 p.m.

    So,

    If Trump had nothing to hide, the best thing he could do is reveal his taxes and prove the Democrats wrong and make them look stupid.

    But,

    It is looking far more likely that there is a far deeper story to Trump avoiding releasing his taxes. And now Trump and his followers are really starting to squirm on this one.

    If he’s innocent he would have absolutely nothing to hide. So what is Trump scared we will see?

  • opinion 47 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    April 3, 2019 8:11 p.m.

    Mueller failed to provide impeachment material, so now “Witch hunt 2 “ begins. It’s time to drain the swamp ... vote these unproductive politicians out of office !

  • hobblecreek CA, 00
    April 3, 2019 7:59 p.m.

    For 45 years Presidents have freely revealed their tax returns. They clearly had nothing to hide. They put country first. They wanted there to be no ambiguity about whom they served. The opposite is true of this President. Not wanting his returns to see the light of day means one thing only. He has things to hide. This is straight forward.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 3, 2019 5:59 p.m.

    Why doesn't Trump release them like he said he would "If I'm elected"? Just like the Mueller report when he said " I have no problem with it being released", then working furiously to keep it hidden. It's almost like whatever Trump says-he does the opposite.