AboutTrump.org

(and Biden)

A free searchable database containing over 35,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, in timeline form with context, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/NANCY PELOSI/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “It was another wild day in Washington as President Trump stormed out of a three-minute Oval Office meeting with Democratic congressional leaders, Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of a ‘cover-up’ and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held firm on his refusal to release Mr. Trump’s tax returns to Congress. But Democrats […]

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DEMS/ELECTION/TRUMP TAXES: “I won the 2016 Election partially based on no Tax Returns while I am under audit (which I still am), and the voters didn’t care. Now the Radical Left Democrats want to again relitigate this matter. Make it a part of the 2020 Election!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 11, 2019 1:32 pm

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TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Donald Trump reported more than $1 billion in real estate losses on his tax returns from 1985 to 1994, The New York Times revealed this week. Those losses allowed him to avoid paying any income tax for eight of the 10 years that were reviewed. The Times investigation offered a detailed portrait […]

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IRS/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump on Wednesday [5-8-19] defended the more than $1 billion he reported in business losses between 1985 and 1994, a previously undisclosed amount revealed in a New York Times investigation, as a best practice that other real estate developers had also used. Yet even as he tried to explain in a […]

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TRUMP TAXES: “RT @realDonaldTrump: ….you would get it by building, or even buying. You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes….almost all real…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2019 9:45 am

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TRUMP TAXES: “RT @realDonaldTrump: Real estate developers in the 1980’s & 1990’s, more than 30 years ago, were entitled to massive write offs and depreci…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2019 9:45 am

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TAXES/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [5-8-19] defended the massive losses he racked up in the 1980s and 1990s, saying the tax write-offs from bad deals were all part of the ‘sport’ of business at the time. The New York Times reported Tuesday [5-7-19] that tax figures it obtained from the years 1985 […]

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CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump reportedly lost more than $1 billion over a ten-year period — and he avoided paying taxes for eight years during that time due to the losses. The revelation comes amid a brewing battle between Democrats in Congress and the Trump administration about lawmakers’ access to the president’s tax returns for 2013-2018. In 1985, Trump reported […]

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TRUMP TAXES: “Real estate developers in the 1980’s & 1990’s, more than 30 years ago, were entitled to massive write offs and depreciation which would, if one was actively building, show losses and tax losses in almost all cases. Much was non monetary. Sometimes considered ‘tax shelter,’ ……” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2019 5:56 […]

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TRUMP TAXES: “….you would get it by building, or even buying. You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes….almost all real estate developers did – and often re-negotiate with banks, it was sport. Additionally, the very old information put out is a highly inaccurate Fake News hit job!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2019 […]

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2016 ELECTION/DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Since the 2016 presidential campaign, journalists at The New York Times and elsewhere have been trying to piece together Donald J. Trump’s complex and concealed finances. Now The Times has obtained 10 years of previously unrevealed figures from the president’s federal income tax returns. The tax numbers, for the years 1985 through […]

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IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “By the time his master-of-the-universe memoir ‘Trump: The Art of the Deal’ hit bookstores in 1987, Donald J. Trump was already in deep financial distress, losing tens of millions of dollars on troubled business deals, according to previously unrevealed figures from his federal income tax returns. Mr. Trump was propelled to the presidency, […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “The Trump administration on Monday [5-6-19] formally rejected demands by House Democrats to turn over the president’s tax returns, setting the stage for what’s likely to be a long legal battle. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said their demands raise ‘serious constitutional questions’ and that lawmakers do not have […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “The Trump administration ruled out turning over President Trump’s tax returns to the House on Monday [5-6-19] and girded for a looming contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General William P. Barr. The actions ratcheted up the showdown between the executive and legislative branches, as Mr. Trump and his […]

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IRS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin left little doubt Tuesday [4-23-19] that the administration will reject a congressional request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns by a self-imposed May 6 target for a ‘final decision,’ setting the stage for a legal battle that will test the limits of congressional oversight. In a […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin again delayed a decision on whether to turn over President Trump’s tax returns to Congress, telling House lawmakers late Tuesday [4-23-19] that the Treasury and Justice Departments needed until May 6 to assess the legality of the ‘unprecedented’ request. In a letter to Representative Richard E. […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP TAXES: “A lawyer for President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of House Democrats’ bid to seize the president’s tax returns, telling the Treasury Department that the lawmakers have offered no good reason to obtain the documents. William Consovoy attacked Democrats’ arguments that they need Trump’s confidential filings so they can vet the […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump’s personal lawyer on Monday [4-15-19] urged the Treasury Department not to hand over Mr. Trump’s tax returns to House Democrats, warning that releasing the documents to lawmakers he accused of having a ‘radical view of unchecked congressional power’ would turn the Internal Revenue Service into a political weapon. It […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/LEGAL/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The chairman of the House oversight committee said Friday [4-12-19] he intends to subpoena President Donald Trump’s accountant for his financial records. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., told committee members in a letter that Mazars USA wouldn’t turn over records for Trump, his company and related entities without a subpoena. Cummings […]

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TAXES/TRUMP TAXES: “Two tax stories, progressing on non-parallel tracks and in seemingly alternate universes, are in the news, both moving full-steam ahead. One story is about all of us, or rather almost all of us: Ordinary workers getting ready this Monday, April 15, for the first tax day after the Trump-inspired Tax Cut and Jobs […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday [4-9-19] that his department intends to ‘follow the law’ and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump’s tax returns to lawmakers. Mnuchin told a House panel that he has not had any communications with the president or his top […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The Trump administration missed a Wednesday [4-10-19] deadline set by Democrats to hand over the president’s tax returns, as the two sides edge closer to an epic legal battle that could rise all the way to the Supreme Court. In a letter released Wednesday evening, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he needs […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/LEGAL/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The Treasury Department said on Wednesday [4-10-19] evening that it would not immediately comply with a congressional request to hand over President Trump’s tax returns, setting up a protracted legal battle between two branches of government. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said in a letter to Representative Richard E. Neal, […]

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TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, has retired as a federal appellate judge, ending an investigation into whether she violated judicial conduct rules by participating in fraudulent tax schemes with her siblings. The court inquiry stemmed from complaints filed last October, after an investigation by The New York Times found that […]

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TRUMP TAXES: “Now, I will say this: I would love to give them [tax returns], but I’m not going to do it while I’m under audit. It’s very simple. Remember, I got elected last time — the same exact issue, with same intensity, which wasn’t very much because, frankly, the people don’t care… But I […]

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CONGRESS/TRUMP TAXES: [Reporter: “Do you believe (inaudible) law requires you to give Congress your tax returns?”] “No, there is no law. As you know, I got elected last time with this same issue. And while I’m under audit, I won’t do it. If I’m not under audit, I would do it. I had no problem […]

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DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Democrats are hoping that President Trump’s federal tax returns will serve as a Rosetta stone to unlock the secrets of his murky finances. Mr. Trump, on the other hand, has spent the past three years refusing to divulge the returns and even dismissing them as boring. Now, the fight over whether members of […]

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COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The likelihood of a court fight over President Donald Trump’s tax returns grew on Wednesday [4-10-19] when the U.S. Treasury Department said it would not meet a deadline set by Democratic legislators to provide them and Trump himself stuck to his refusal to publicly release the documents. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/STEVEN MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday [4-9-19] that Treasury Department lawyers had held discussions with the White House about an expected request from House Democrats for President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Mnuchin, at a House Appropriations subcommittee budget hearing, said the ‘informational’ conversations had taken place before House […]

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STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Tuesday [4-9-19] that White House lawyers had been in touch with his department about a congressional request for President Trump’s tax returns but said he had not personally spoken to Mr. Trump or those lawyers about how the matter was being handled. Mr. Mnuchin’s disclosure […]

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DEMS/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “In an attempt to work around the White House, Democratic lawmakers in Albany are trying to do what their federal counterparts have so far failed to accomplish: to obtain President Trump’s tax returns. Albany lawmakers are seeking state tax returns, not the federal ones at the heart of the current standoff in […]

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DEMS/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “For more than two years, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has railed against President Trump, attacking his policies on everything from immigration and reproductive rights to his handling of the disaster response in Puerto Rico. Now, Mr. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, has said he would throw his weight behind an attempt to obtain […]

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DEMS/TRUMP TAXES: “RT @Jim_Jordan: Dems want President’s tax returns for purely political purposes! Frightening, but shouldn’t surprise us—same folks used th…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 8, 2019 7:09 am

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TRUMP TAXES: “RT @cspan: Rep. @Jim_Jordan on President Trump’s tax returns: ‘There’s no law that says they have to be public.’ Watch full #Newsmakers in…”  -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 8, 2019 7:09 am

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LEGAL/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump’s personal lawyer on Friday [4-5-19] asserted Mr. Trump’s right as a citizen to keep his tax returns private and told the Treasury Department not to hand the returns over to House Democrats, foreshadowing what has the potential to be a far-reaching legal fight that could reach the Supreme Court. The lawyer, […]

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DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “A lawyer for President Donald Trump is urging the Treasury Department to reject House Democrats’ demands for Trump’s tax returns. In a letter released Friday [4-5-19], William Consovoy said the administration should deny the request because lawmakers do not have a legislative reason for seeking the returns. Democrats merely want the president’s confidential […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP TAXES: “An attorney for President Donald Trump on Friday [4-5-19] blasted U.S. House Democrats’ request for six years of Trump’s tax returns as ‘a misguided attempt’ to politicize the tax laws, accusing lawmakers of harassment and interference in IRS audits. In a statement that mapped out the legal battlefield ahead, William Consovoy […]

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TRUMP TAXES: [Reporter:”We’ve seen the letter that your lawyers have sent about your tax returns. Is there anything you’d like to say about it, explain?”] “Nothing whatsoever. Nothing whatsoever. I have nothing to say about it. I got elected. They elected me. Now they keep going. I’m under audit. When you’re under audit, you don’t […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP TAXES: “The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, using a little-known provision in the federal tax code, formally requested on Wednesday [4-3-19] that the I.R.S. hand over six years of President Trump’s personal and business tax returns, starting what is likely to be a momentous fight with his administration. Representative […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP TAXES: “After months of promises and amid growing frustration from even some of his Democratic colleagues, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal formally requested six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns on Wednesday [4-3-19] — a move that will likely trigger one of the biggest political and legal showdowns of […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “The House’s top tax writer formally requested President Donald Trump’s tax returns on Wednesday [4-3-19], escalating a bid by Democrats to unmask the long-hidden documents that’s likely to ignite a precedent-setting legal showdown between Congress and the administration. Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), citing an arcane law […]

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DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “An accounting firm is asking the House Oversight and Reform Committee to issue it a subpoena before sending lawmakers 10 years of President Donald Trump’s financial records, the panel’s chairman said on Wednesday [4-3-19], adding that the firm intends to turn over the documents. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) told reporters that […]

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CONGRESS/POLLS/TRUMP TAXES: “There’s no groundswell among voters for Congress to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Half of those surveyed said it should be a priority for Congress, while 40 percent said it wasn’t very important or shouldn’t be done at all. The rest said […]

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DEMS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TRUMP TAXES: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin clashed Thursday with House Democrats over their plans to seize President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Mnuchin, who would field the Democrats’ coming demand for the returns, repeatedly declined to detail how he would handle the request since he has yet to receive it, though he appeared to imply […]

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STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, signaled on Thursday [3-14-19] that he would likely block a congressional request to obtain President Trump’s tax returns on privacy grounds, setting up a potential legal battle if Democrats follow through with plans to request those documents. During an occasionally testy hearing before the House […]

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DEMS/TRUMP PEOPLE/TRUMP TAXES: “Senate Finance Committee Chuck Grassley said today he’d request President Donald Trump’s tax returns if House tax writers do, to make sure Democrats don’t politicize them…House Ways and Means Democrats are preparing to seek a decade’s worth of Trump’s personal returns, a request allowed under a rarely used law, as part of […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP TAXES: “Rep. Richard Neal, the only Democrat on Capitol Hill who can formally request Trump’s tax returns using IRS rules, said Tuesday [3-5-19] evening that he is not clear on when he will request President Donald Trump’s tax returns and that Neal will do it only after his committee has built his […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP TAXES: “House Democrats plan to formally demand President Donald Trump’s tax returns in about two weeks, a key lawmaker said Tuesday [3-5-19]. They intend to seek his personal tax returns covering a decade, but will not at this time request his business filings, said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), a senior member of […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday [2-27-19] that Trump has not released his tax returns because he feared that public scrutiny would lead to an audit and tax penalties. In congressional testimony that could aid efforts by House Democrats to obtain Trump’s […]

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DEMS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP TAXES: “House Republicans on Thursday [2-7-19] signaled how they plan to fight back attempts by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns, describing the effort in a hearing as a ‘waste of time’ and ‘weaponizing’ the law to target a political foe. Throughout a more than two-hour hearing on Capitol […]

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DEMS/GOP/TRUMP TAXES: “Lawmakers clashed today over House Democrats’ bid to seize President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns, signaling the start of a battle that could consume the White House and Congress for months. In their first congressional hearing on the issue, Democrats said they intend to tap a rarely used law to force the release […]

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DEMS/GOP/TRUMP TAXES: “Republicans warned Thursday [2-7-19] that if Democrats start to go after the president’s tax returns it will ‘open a Pandora’s Box’ and accused Democrats of ‘weaponizing tax laws to attack a political foe.’ The Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on presidential and vice presidential release of tax returns Thursday afternoon. […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “House Democratic leaders aren’t in a rush to demand President Donald Trump’s tax returns, despite pressure from more progressive members of the caucus…Trump himself escalated the debate over the Democrats’ efforts in his State of the Union address, just ahead of a Thursday hearing at a Ways and Means […]

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DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The new House Democratic majority is widely expected to test one of Donald Trump’s ultimate red lines by demanding the president’s personal tax returns — and the Trump administration has been gearing up for months to fight back hard. Trump’s Treasury Department is readying plans to drag the expected Democratic request for Trump’s […]

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DEMS/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “New Jersey Democrats are restarting their efforts on a bill that would force President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns. The Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation voted 3-0, with one abstention, on Thursday [1-31-19] to approve the bill, NJ S119 (18R), which would require candidates for president […]

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DEMS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts is carefully deliberating the best way to request President Donald Trump’s tax returns amid building pressure from activists on the left. Requesting presidential tax returns has become a key mobilizing issue for the Democratic base, but it carries with it both political and legal […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “House Democrats who have been itching to get their hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns are growing impatient with leadership for not moving fast enough to access and release the documents. Digging into Trump’s personal finances was supposed to be one of the top priorities under the House […]

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CONGRESS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “House Democrats are carefully laying the groundwork to obtain President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns in the new Congress, hoping to build public support for their effort as they prepare to confront a defiant President. Incoming House Ways and Means Committee Chairmen Richard Neal, the only Democrat who has […]

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TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “They were collateral damage as Donald J. Trump and his siblings dodged inheritance taxes and gained control of their father’s fortune: thousands of renters in an empire of unassuming red-brick buildings scattered across Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Those buildings have been home to generations of strivers, municipal workers and newly arrived […]

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DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP TAXES: “Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday [12-13-18] that members of congress from her party will seek to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January – a move the White House is likely to strongly resist. The House Ways […]

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