TRUMP TAXES: “FOX Business takes a deep dive into the returns of the president and the former first lady Melania… The 76-year-old former president is not collecting Social Security, despite paying into the system via self-employment tax… The Trumps missed the 2020 filing deadline completely and filed the previous five tax years at the last […]

Read More… from 1/4/2023


TRUMP TAXES: “Democrats released six years’ worth of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns last Friday, confirming earlier findings outlined in a pair of congressional analyses of the records: Trump took hundreds of millions of dollars of questionable business deductions to lower his tax bills, paid a token amount of income tax in two years […]

Read More… from 1/3/2023


IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “The Internal Revenue Service failed to audit former President Donald J. Trump during his first two years in office despite a program that makes the auditing of sitting presidents mandatory, a House committee revealed on Tuesday after an extraordinary vote to make public six years of his tax returns… Starting in 2018, the […]

Read More… from 12/20/2022


MELANIA/TRUMP TAXES: “The amount of income, deductions and taxes paid by or refunded to former President Donald Trump while serving in the White House was detailed in a new report released Tuesday night [December 20, 2022]. The report reveals that Trump on his federal tax returns declared negative income in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020, […]

Read More… from 12/20/2022


CONGRESS/GOP/TRUMP TAXES: “A House committee voted Tuesday to publicly release some of Donald Trump’s tax returns, despite Republican threats to retaliate against President Joe Biden and other Democrats… Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee said releasing the Trump tax returns is in the public interest, and part of an effort to improve auditing […]

Read More… from 12/20/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Donald J. Trump’s family business lost a criminal contempt trial that was held in secret last fall, according to a newly unsealed court document and several people with knowledge of the matter, with a judge ruling against the company almost exactly a year before it was convicted of a tax fraud scheme […]

Read More… from 12/13/2022


DEMS/JOE BIDEN/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “Former President Trump on Wednesday [November 23, 2022] ripped the Supreme Court after it rejected his emergency appeal seeking to shield his tax returns from House Democrats… ‘Why would anybody be surprised that the Supreme Court has ruled against me, they always do!’ Trump wrote on Truth Social. ‘It is unprecedented […]

Read More… from 11/23/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Donald Trump reported losses on his tax returns every year for a decade, including nearly $700 million in 2009 and $200 million in 2010, his longtime accountant testified Tuesday [November 22, 2022], confirming long-held suspicions about the former president’s tax practices. Donald Bender, a partner at Mazars USA LLP who spent years […]

Read More… from 11/23/2022


CONGRESS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “The Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday [November 22, 2022] for a House committee to obtain former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns, refusing his request to block their release after a yearslong fight… The decision means the Treasury Department is likely to soon turn over six years of his tax […]

Read More… from 11/22/2022


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday [November 1, 2022] temporarily blocked the House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining years of federal income tax returns of former President Donald Trump and related business entities from the IRS… Trump wants the Supreme Court to block the committee from getting his […]

Read More… from 11/1/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “The criminal tax fraud trial of Donald J. Trump’s family business kicked off in Manhattan on Monday [October 31, 2022]… The two entities, the Trump Corporation and Trump Payroll Corp., which employ and pay Mr. Trump’s top executives, are accused of 17 counts of tax fraud, conspiracy, scheme to defraud and falsifying […]

Read More… from 10/31/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “The Trump Organization stands trial this week in what prosecutors allege was a 15-year scheme to compensate top executives of former President Donald Trump’s company ‘off the books’ to help them avoid paying taxes — with the company’s former chief financial officer appearing as the prosecution’s star witness. Jury selection began Monday […]

Read More… from 10/24/2022


IRS/CONGRESS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “Former President Donald Trump asked the full bench of the DC US Circuit Court of Appeals to review a recent appellate panel ruling okaying the Internal Revenue Service’s release of Trump’s tax returns to a House committee… The ruling was not set to go into effect immediately, and under DC’s federal circuit […]

Read More… from 8/18/2022


TRUMP TAXES: “A federal judge on Tuesday [December 14, 2021] ruled that the Treasury Department can release former President Donald Trump’s tax records to the House Ways and Means Committee. U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden did put the ruling on hold, as he expects there to be an appeal.” -Catherine Garcia, “Judge rules Trump […]

Read More… from 12/14/2021


DOJ/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP TAXES: “U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden suggested it was strange that last July — about six months after President Joe Biden was sworn in — the Justice Department concluded the Treasury Department was legally obligated to turn over Trump’s tax returns to the House. That opinion reversed one DOJ issued in 2019 […]

Read More… from 11/16/2021


IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “Lawyers for former President Donald Trump urged a federal judge late Tuesday to block the Treasury Department and the IRS from giving his tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee… The committee sued the Treasury Department when it refused to hand over the returns during the Trump administration. But the Biden […]

Read More… from 10/27/2021


CONGRESS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP TAXES: “U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta said the House Oversight and Reform Committee can proceed with a subpoena to get documents from Mazars, the accounting firm, to examine the nature of Trump’s federal lease for a hotel in Washington. The committee can also get financial records to look at whether Trump’s income on […]

Read More… from 8/11/2021


CONGRESS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP TAXES: “Former President Donald Trump’s legal team formally stepped into a long-running fight over a US House request for his tax returns, claiming Trump’s financial history is being unfairly pursued for political reasons by Democrats and seeking to end House Ways and Means Committee investigations into the ex-President and his companies… Trump is asking […]

Read More… from 8/4/2021


DOJ/IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “The income tax returns of former President Donald Trump must be released by the IRS to Congress, the Department of Justice said Friday. The DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel said the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee had made a request with a legitimate legislative purpose to see Trump’s tax returns, with a […]

Read More… from 7/30/2021


INVESTIGATION/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Former president Donald Trump lashed out at Manhattan prosecutors Saturday night for indicting his organization and its chief financial officer for tax fraud, calling it ‘prosecutorial misconduct’ in his most extensive comments on the charges since they were unsealed Thursday… ‘They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on […]

Read More… from 7/3/2021


INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “Tax and financial records that former President Donald J. Trump fought to keep secret for nearly 18 months have been turned over to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating possible fraud by Mr. Trump and his company, an official said. The voluminous records, including eight years of personal tax […]

Read More… from 2/25/2021


2020 ELECTION/INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that could possible be investigation, ‘Russia Russia Russia,’ where there was a finding of ‘No Collusion,’ or two ridiculous […]

Read More… from 2/22/2021


NEW YORK/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “Donald Trump suffered a major setback on Monday in his long quest to conceal details of his finances as the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for a New York City prosecutor to obtain the former president’s tax returns and other records as part of an accelerating criminal investigation… Unlike all […]

Read More… from 2/22/2021


IVANKA/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP TAXES: “Ivanka Trump, daughter and senior adviser to President Trump, said Thursday evening [Nov. 19, 2020] that two fraud investigations into her father and his businesses in New York are ‘100% motivated by politics, publicity and rage.’ The probes are two of several legal entanglements likely to intensify when Trump leaves office and […]

Read More… from 11/20/2020


JOE BIDEN/TAXES/TRUMP TAXES: “Why should you pay more taxes than Donald Trump, for God’s sake? Look, I released 22 years of my tax returns. You can look them up online. Donald Trump didn’t release any. Wonder what the hell he’s hiding… And overall, the one income tax the New York Times got, he paid $750 […]

Read More… from 11/2/2020


CHINA/JOBS/JOE BIDEN/TAXES: “My policies are going to hold China accountable. I’ll end the Trump tax loopholes that incentivized companies to ship jobs overseas. I’ll add a 10% surtax on companies who do ship jobs overseas. But for companies who bring and come back and invest in American manufacturing and bring jobs back home, I’ll offer […]

Read More… from 11/2/2020


TAXES/TRUMP TAXES: “Folks, and here’s a good one, why should you be paying more than Donald Trump pays in taxes? New York Times said he paid $750 in taxes one year. And guess what. When they asked him about it a little before that, he said the reason he only paid that is because he […]

Read More… from 11/2/2020


JOE BIDEN/TAXES/TRUMP TAXES: “Ladies and gentlemen, all we’re going to ask is the wealthiest among us and the major corporations just began to pay their fair share. 91 of the Fortune 500 companies pay zero in taxes after making billions of dollars. They have to pay a minimum tax. Look, why should a firefighter, an […]

Read More… from 10/29/2020


DEBATES/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP TAXES: “I was put through a phony witch hunt for three years. It started before I even got elected. They spied on my campaign. No president should ever have to go through what I went through. Let me just say this. Mueller and 18 angry Democrats, and FBI agents all over the place spent, […]

Read More… from 10/22/2020


DEBATES/TRUMP TAXES: “Stop playing around. You’ve been saying for four years you’re going to release your taxes. Nobody knows, Mr. President, they do know is you’re not paying your taxes or you’re paying taxes that are so low. When last time he said what he paid, he said, ‘I only pay that little because I’m […]

Read More… from 10/22/2020


DEBATES/TRUMP TAXES: [Joe Biden: “Why don’t you release your tax return or stop talking about corruption?”] “First of all, I called my accounts — under audit. I’m going to release them [tax returns] as soon as we can. I want to do it, and it will show how successful, how great this company is. But […]

Read More… from 10/22/2020


2020 ELECTION/CLIMATE CHANGE/EDUCATION/JOE BIDEN/TAXES/TRUMP TAXES: “From tackling climate change to making community college free for all — I’ve got big plans for the country. And I’ll pay for them by making sure the super-wealthy, like President Trump, pay more than $750 in federal income taxes.“ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, October 18, 2020 10:00 am […]

Read More… from 10/18/2020


TRUMP TAXES: [Savannah Guthrie: “It [New York Times reporting] also says that you’ve paid $750 in taxes in the year you were elected. Is that true or not?”] “No, I don’t know. I can tell you this. If they have my tax returns, as you know, they have to go to jail. It’s illegal, but […]

Read More… from 10/15/2020


IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “I am under audit. No person in their right mind would release [their taxes], prior to working out the deal with the IRS. And I’ll go a step further. I’m treated very badly by the IRS. They treat me very, very badly. You have people in there from previous administrations that treat me […]

Read More… from 10/15/2020


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to block lower court ruling that would give the Manhattan District Attorney’s office access to years of his income tax returns. Trump’s lawyers filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court asking the court to issue a stay, or suspension, of a grand […]

Read More… from 10/13/2020


TAXES/TRUMP TAXES: “Donald Trump’s only plan is more tax cuts for the wealthy. Most of you, if you still have a job, paid more than he paid last year in taxes. $750? Come on. The system’s rigged. We’ve got to change it. $30 billion, a new proposal, just for the gains of the 100 richest […]

Read More… from 10/12/2020


JOE BIDEN/TRUMP TAXES: “I paid my taxes. These folks paid their taxes. So why didn’t President Trump pay his? https://twitter.com/i/status/1311706439795175424″ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, October 1, 2020 6:36 am […]

Read More… from 10/1/2020


JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “I’ve dealt with guys like Trump my whole life. The guys who might let you park the cars at their country club, pick up a few bucks but even if you had the money, wouldn’t let you join the country club because of your religion or because of your background. […]

Read More… from 9/30/2020


TAXES/TRUMP TAXES: “Look, the tax code that put him [Donald Trump] in a position that he pays less tax than on the money a school teacher makes is because of him… He says he’s smart because he can take advantage of the tax code. And he does take advantage of the tax code. That’s why […]

Read More… from 9/29/2020


TRUMP TAXES: [Chris Wallace: “Is it true that you paid $750 in federal income taxes each of those two years?”] “I paid millions of dollars in taxes, millions of dollars of income tax… I paid $38 million one year, I paid $27 million one year… You’ll see it as soon as it’s finished, you’ll see […]

Read More… from 9/29/2020


ECONOMY/TAXES/TRUMP TAXES: “Billionaires have made another $300 billion because of his profligate tax proposal, and he only focused on the market. But you folks at home, you folks living in Scranton and Claymont and all the small towns and working class towns in America, how well are you doing? This guy paid a total of […]

Read More… from 9/29/2020


JOE BIDEN/TRUMP TAXES: “Joseph R. Biden Jr. released his 2019 tax returns on Tuesday, which show that he and his wife, Jill, had an adjusted gross income of $985,000 last year and paid federal income taxes of $288,000. Mr. Biden released his latest tax returns hours before the first general election debate, and two days […]

Read More… from 9/29/2020


TRUMP TAXES: [Reporter: “there’s a New York Times story that came out about an hour ago that says that, when you came to the White House, you were paying about $750 a year in federal income tax… In your tax returns, sir, does that sound right, that you were paying a couple hundred dollars a […]

Read More… from 9/27/2020


TRUMP TAXES: “The Times obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over more than two decades, revealing struggling properties, vast write-offs, an audit battle and hundreds of millions in debt coming due. Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he […]

Read More… from 9/27/2020


LEGAL/TRUMP TAXES: “The Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has been locked in a yearlong legal battle with President Trump over obtaining his tax returns, suggested for the first time in a court filing on Monday that it had grounds to investigate him and his businesses for tax fraud… [P]rosecutors listed news reports and public testimony […]

Read More… from 9/21/2020


JOE BIDEN/TRUMP TAXES: “I’ve released 21 years of my tax returns. What are you hiding, @realDonaldTrump?” -Joe Biden, Twitter.com, Sep. 2, 2020 8:30 pm [Note: This tweet quoted a CNN Breaking News tweet that read, “Trump wins a round in his request to block a New York subpoena of his financial records as a court […]

Read More… from 9/2/2020


LEGAL/TRUMP TAXES: “A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Manhattan district attorney from getting access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns… The appeals court granted the stay so it can consider Trump’s argument that a subpoena for the documents is overbroad and was issued in bad faith… In July, the Supreme Court rejected […]

Read More… from 9/1/2020


TRUMP TAXES: “Manhattan’s top prosecutor on Monday [Aug. 24, 2020] agreed to delay enforcement of a subpoena for eight years of President Trump’s tax returns. Cyrus Vance Jr., the Democratic district attorney for Manhattan, had the legal right as of this Friday [Aug. 21, 2020] to enforce a New York grand jury subpoena to obtain […]

Read More… from 8/24/2020


TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump’s battle with Manhattan prosecutors entered a new phase Friday [Aug. 21, 2020] as lawyers for the president filed an emergency motion with an appeals court to stop the release of his tax returns… In the emergency motion, Trump’s lawyers asked the court to impose an immediate stay on the case, […]

Read More… from 8/21/2020


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: [Reporter: “The Manhattan case about your taxes has now ruled that you do need to give your — to turn over your taxes. Do you have a reaction to that?”] “Well, the Supreme Court said, if it’s a fishing expedition, you don’t have to do it. And this is a fishing expedition. […]

Read More… from 8/20/2020


2020 ELECTION/POLLS/TRUMP TAXES: “Two out of three Americans want to see President Donald Trump’s income taxes, and about half believe he has been withholding them for reasons that could hurt him politically, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. The July 13-14 poll shows many Americans remain concerned about Trump’s finances and potential conflicts of […]

Read More… from 7/15/2020


IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “[T]he IRS treats me just like they used to treat the Tea Party, except worse. And I’m under tax audit. I have been for a long period of time. We made a deal a long time ago. And once I ran for politics, that deal was like — we didn’t make it. So, […]

Read More… from 7/9/2020


LEGAL/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “We are pleased that in the decisions issued today, the Supreme Court has temporarily blocked both Congress and New York prosecutors from obtaining the President’s tax records. We will now proceed to raise additional constitutional and legal issues in the lower courts.” -Jay Sekulow, President Trump’s lawyer, as quoted by Robert Barnes, […]

Read More… from 7/9/2020


LEGAL/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “The Supreme Court on Thursday [July 9, 2020] rejected President Trump’s assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office, allowing a New York prosecutor to pursue a subpoena of the president’s private and business financial records. In a separate case, the court sent a fight over congressional subpoenas for the material […]

Read More… from 7/9/2020


CONGRESS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “The Supreme Court agreed on Friday [12-13-19] to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress. The court’s ruling, expected by June, could  require disclosure of information […]

Read More… from 12/13/2019


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering two banks to release President Donald Trump’s financial records to House Democrats. Trump had asked Ginsburg to consider the emergency request earlier Friday [12-6-19]. The temporary stay sets the issue on hold pending full consideration by the high […]

Read More… from 12/6/2019


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday [12-5-19] to block a subpoena for his financial documents, arguing that the House exceeded its authority when it ordered Trump’s longtime accounting firm Mazars USA to turn over his personal records. The justices have already put a temporary freeze on the subpoena while […]

Read More… from 12/5/2019


DEMS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday [12-5-19] to hear a second case concerning a subpoena to his accounting firm for his financial records. The new petition, objecting to a subpoena from a House committee, follows a petition filed last month about a similar subpoena from Manhattan prosecutors. Both cases […]

Read More… from 12/5/2019


DEMS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “The Supreme Court on Monday [11-25-19] delivered a setback to the House Democrats’ impeachment probe by blocking a lower court decision that had granted investigators immediate access to President Donald Trump’s financial records. At least five justices agreed to the unsigned, one-paragraph order putting the pause on a lower court ruling that […]

Read More… from 11/25/2019


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/NEW YORK/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “The U.S. Justice Department on Friday [11-22-19] backed President Donald Trump in his fight at the Supreme Court to prevent his tax returns from being disclosed to a New York prosecutor. The court filing by Solicitor General Noel Francisco comes a week after Trump filed an appeal in […]

Read More… from 11/22/2019


DEMS/LEGAL/NEW YORK/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “House Democrats and Manhattan’s top prosecutor told the Supreme Court Thursday [11-21-19] that President Donald Trump’s arguments to shield his tax returns and financial records are weak, and not deserving of the justices’ intervention. The Democrats said they should be allowed to enforce their demands for Trump’s financial records from his […]

Read More… from 11/21/2019


ELECTION/INVESTIGATIONS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump, facing lawsuits and political demands to release his U.S. tax returns and other financial information, said on Thursday [11-21-19] he will release a statement on his finances before the presidential election, and asserted that it was his call on providing the information…Trump also said Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation […]

Read More… from 11/21/2019


ELECTION/JOBS/TRUMP TAXES “…..President before. What they are doing is not legal. But I’m clean, and when I release my financial statement (my decision) sometime prior to Election, it will only show one thing – that I am much richer than people even thought – And that is a good thing. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 11/21/2019


DEMS/NEW YORK/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP TAXES: “Bob Mueller, after spending two years and 45 million dollars, went over all of my financials, & my taxes, and found nothing. Now the Witch Hunt continues with local New York Democrat prosecutors going over every financial deal I have ever done. This has never happened to a…..”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

Read More… from 11/21/2019


DEMS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump’s lawyers took the fight over access to his tax returns to the Supreme Court on Thursday [11-14-19] in a last-ditch bid to keep his financial records secret while simultaneously fighting Democrats over impeachment. It’s the president’s first tax-related petition to the Supreme Court in a case that revolves around […]

Read More… from 11/14/2019


IMPEACHMENT/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP TAXES: “Did Trump commit impeachable offenses? He’s indicted himself on the White House lawn saying he did invite these people. And by the way, if — and he said he wants to deal with corruption. That’s what it’s all about. Well, Mr. President, release your tax returns. Show us what you’ve done.” -Joe […]

Read More… from 11/11/2019


CONGRESS/LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “A Trump-appointed federal judge decided Monday [11-11-19] that President Donald Trump can’t sue New York state officials in a Washington, DC, court at this time to stop the release of his tax returns to Congress. The case is one of many where the President or his administration have asked federal judges to […]

Read More… from 11/11/2019


COURTS/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump told a federal appeals court Wednesday [10-23-19] the president does not have to hand over his tax returns to New York state prosecutors because he is immune from criminal investigation. William Consovoy, an attorney for the president, told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Read More… from 10/23/2019


COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump’s accounting firm must comply with a House committee’s demands for eight years of his financial records, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Friday [10-11-19] in a major victory for House Democrats in their struggle against his vow to stonewall ‘all’ of their oversight subpoenas. In a 66-page ruling, […]

Read More… from 10/11/2019


COURTS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “A federal judge on Monday [10-7-19] rejected President Trump’s effort to shield his tax returns from Manhattan state prosecutors, calling the president’s argument that he was immune from criminal investigation ‘repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.’ The decision from Judge Victor Marrero of Federal District Court in […]

Read More… from 10/7/2019


LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday [9-23-19] accused President Trump and his lawyers of trying to invent a “new presidential ‘tax return’ privilege’ by arguing that Mr. Trump should not have to comply with a subpoena seeking eight years of his personal and corporate returns. The district attorney’s office used the […]

Read More… from 9/23/2019


LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “State prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed President Trump’s accounting firm to demand eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The subpoena opens a new front in a wide-ranging effort to obtain copies of the president’s tax returns, which Mr. Trump initially […]

Read More… from 9/16/2019


COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “A federal judge on Thursday [8-29-19] denied an attempt by House Democrats to fast-track its attempt to force the Treasury Department and IRS to release President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The ruling from Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington, DC, does not stop the lawsuit by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means […]

Read More… from 8/29/2019


CONGRESS/LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “New York state officials are attempting to have a federal court throw out President Donald Trump’s lawsuit over the possible release of his tax returns to Congress, according to a new court filing on Thursday [8-29-19]. In July, Trump filed suit in federal court in DC against New York state officials and […]

Read More… from 8/29/2019


BUSINESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Deutsche Bank’s disclosure on Tuesday [8-27-19] that it has tax returns related to President Trump’s family or business set off a frenzy of speculation about what those materials might reveal. But a trove of other data and documents that his longtime lender is sitting on might prove more revelatory to investigators […]

Read More… from 8/28/2019


BUSINESS/COURTS/DEMS/TRUMP TAXES: “Deutsche Bank told a federal appeals court on Tuesday [8-27-19] that it was in possession of some tax returns sought by congressional subpoenas issued earlier this year to President Trump, his family and his businesses. In a letter to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the German lender wrote […]

Read More… from 8/27/2019


DEMS/LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Attorneys for Donald Trump, a powerful House committee and New York state have reached agreement on a new path for handling their fight over the president’s state tax returns, according to a Wednesday [8-14-19] court filing. Under the deal, Trump’s lawyers will file a new amended lawsuit by Monday spelling […]

Read More… from 8/14/2019


DEMS/LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “Attorneys for Donald Trump, a powerful House committee and New York state have reached agreement on a new path for handling their fight over the president’s state tax returns, according to a Wednesday [8-14-19] court filing. Under the deal, Trump’s lawyers will file a new amended lawsuit by Monday [8-12-19] spelling out […]

Read More… from 8/14/2019


CALIFORNIA/LAWSUIT/LEGISLATION/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump and the Republican National Committee filed a pair of lawsuits on Tuesday [8-6-19] against officials in California challenging a new law requiring presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to be placed on the state primary ballot in 2020. The R.N.C. suit, which was filed in the […]

Read More… from 8/6/2019


LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “A federal judge in Washington presiding over a case involving President Donald Trump’s state tax returns said today that he will hear a bid to move the case to New York. District Court Judge Carl Nichols said he agreed to a proposal by New York state to allow it to challenge his […]

Read More… from 8/1/2019


CALIFORNIA/LEGISLATION/TRUMP TAXES: “Gov. Gavin Newsom said he spoke to President Donald Trump on Tuesday [7-30-19] — the same day he signed a confrontational bill aimed at forcing the president to release his tax returns — and insisted he is maintaining a line of communication with the White House. Newsom, appearing at a wildfire-related press conference, […]

Read More… from 7/31/2019


CALIFORNIA/ELECTION/LEGAL/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump’s lawyers immediately signaled today they will challenge a California law requiring Trump to disclose his tax returns if he wants to appear on primary ballots in the state…A challenge seemed all but inevitable given Trump’s legal moves to stymie House Democrats and New York officials who are also seeking the […]

Read More… from 7/30/2019


DEMS/LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “A federal judge decided Thursday [7-25-19] that a different judge should handle President Donald Trump’s suit to prevent House Democrats from obtaining his New York state tax returns, delaying a decision on the president’s request for a restraining order against the Democrats. Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, rejected a bid by […]

Read More… from 7/25/2019


LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump’s attorneys asked a federal judge Wednesday [7-24-19] to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the House’s top tax writer from asking New York officials to turn over the president’s state tax returns. Trump filed suit in the District of Columbia on Tuesday to keep House Ways and Means […]

Read More… from 7/24/2019


DEMS/LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump sued New York State officials and the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday [7-23-19] to try to block congressional Democrats from using a recently enacted New York law to obtain his state tax returns. The lawsuit, filed by the president’s private lawyers in federal court in Washington, […]

Read More… from 7/23/2019


DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP TAXES: “House Democrats’ legal bid for President Donald Trump’s tax returns has been assigned to a district court judge appointed by Trump. Trevor McFadden is slated to hear a suit filed Tuesday [7-3-19] by lawmakers demanding the administration turn over six years of the president’s tax filings. McFadden has previously ruled for […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/IRS/LAWSUIT/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The House sued the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday [7-2-19], demanding access to President Trump’s tax returns and escalating a fight with an administration that has repeatedly dismissed as illegitimate its attempt to obtain the financial records. The lawsuit moves the dispute into the federal courts after […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP TAXES: “House Democrats on Tuesday [7-2-19] sued for President Trump’s tax returns, marking the beginning of a high-stakes legal fight over his efforts to keep his taxes secret. Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) filed suit in federal court to enforce a subpoena for the records rejected in May by the […]

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DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The Justice Department on Friday [6-14-19] backed a decision by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to defy a request from Congress for President Trump’s tax returns on the basis that it lacked ‘legitimate legislative purpose.’ The department issued a 33-page memo, dated Thursday [6-13-19], that came as House Democrats were preparing a […]

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CONGRESS/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “The New York Legislature passed a bill yesterday that could let members of Congress do something few have: look at President Trump’s tax returns, legally. The bill may lead to further insight into the vast and complex network of Mr. Trump’s business activities, which he has vigorously tried to conceal for decades. […]

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CONGRESS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump won’t release White House visitor logs, he refuses to hand over his tax returns, he made staffers sign non-disclosure agreements and he’s balking at congressional investigators. Yet during a Rose Garden speech on Wednesday [5-22-19], he again proclaimed himself ‘the most transparent president’ in U.S. history, adding to the reporters […]

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