Menendez of NYT’s Investigation of Trump’s Tax History

Menendez of NYT’s Investigation of Trump’s Tax History

   

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee released the following statement as a response to the New York Times investigation of President Trump’s tax history that found he participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s.

“I have always believed candidates should release their tax returns, and the New York Times’ stunning report demonstrates why Donald Trump has been so reluctant to let the American people see what he’s been up to all these years.  While we now know that he and his family have cheated on their taxes for decades, without seeing Donald Trump’s full tax returns, we have no idea if his decisions and policies are truly in the best interest of the country or just for his own financial benefit. I release my tax returns. Everyone running for office should do the same. Period.

“This is why I want to pass federal legislation to require Presidential candidates to release their tax returns, and I will continue to use all the tools at my disposal as a U.S. Senator to discover the truth behind Trump’s financial dealings. If Democrats take back Congress this November, we will investigate these troubling allegations and hold the President accountable.”