Given that it is well-known that his business interests
Mon Apr 8, 2019 3:14pm

span the globe, and he has deliberately not only NOT divested from direct control of them, but HIDDEN his financial history and tax returns, I think it is a valid request.

There are strong suspicions that he is financially entangled with Russia as well as a known money-laundering German bank, and more to where this matters.

If it was just to humiliate or damage the POTUS, whomever it was, then I'd question the reasoning. But there are SEVERAL good reasons why limited members of Congress should be able to see them.

  • Shouldn’t the nation’s chief executive be transparent about his income and business dealings? Perhaps. But... more
    • I don't remember when it became a Sprout, Mon Apr 8 3:49pm
      political thing for a president or a presidential candidate to publicize their tax returns. I certainly would say we already probably know more about this particular politicians financial history... more
    • Given that it is well-known that his business interests — Sia☺giah, Mon Apr 8 3:14pm
    • Be careful what you ask forDeplorable Pheoma, Mon Apr 8 10:52am
      According to the IRS code specified, the Senate Finance Committee also has the power to ask for any return of any political enemy. That committee is of course run by Republicans. Sure you want to... more
      • who hasn't released his in over 4 decades? I'm FINE with congress being forced to release theirs too. American voters SHOULD be able to know if their nationally elected officials have conflicts of... more
        • It is voluntaryDeplorable Pheoma, Wed Apr 10 9:41am
          While it might look bad. He isn't required to do it. He was elected without doing it. On the other hand, Presidents and candidates have released their college transcripts. Even the dummies. Obama... more
          • He was elected PROMISING to do itSia☺giah, Wed Apr 10 10:45am
            and then reneged.
            • I don't remember it that wayDeplorable Pheoma, Wed Apr 10 5:10pm
              Gotta link? I remember him refusing during and after the campaign because he claimed he was under audit at the time. (I don't think that really matters) At no time do I remember him promising to... more
      • Figures a Republican would think that waygreenman, Mon Apr 8 10:59am
        They don't have that power in order to punish "political enemies," but to uncover corruption. Goes back to the Teapot Dome scandals of the '20s. Of course Trumpsters are fearful, because they make... more
        • Isn't it amazingDeplorable Pheoma, Mon Apr 8 11:13am
          how we are both mirror images of each other? LOL
          • You flatter yourself (nm)greenman, Mon Apr 8 2:01pm
          • Mirror Twins Separated At Birth!?Merlin, Mon Apr 8 11:17am
            What are mirror image twins? Mirror image twins are a type of identical (monozygotic or MZ) twins. The term “mirror image” is used because the twins, when facing each other, appear as matching... more
            • They look so MUCH alike, but just not quite and that's the mirror effect. Like you described, one is a lefty, the other a righty. I have no idea about their fingerprints. They have opposite... more
            • Merlin, you might find this interestingDeplorable Pheoma, Mon Apr 8 11:55am
     Not the same as mirror image twins, but backwards for sure.
              • A robust system the human body. Assemble it incorrectly and it still works. ;-) Surprised that she had had three surgeries and the surgeons did not notice. They were straightforward ectomies it seems ... more
      • Sometimes though I wish I did. ;-) Every officeholder should be able to say the same thing. If they can not then they should not run for or resign their office and go home to live in their closet... more
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