Dem Rep. Kildee on Trump Taxes: We Need to Know if President Is Influenced by Private Interests

Thursday, House Ways and Means Committee member Dan Kildee (D-MI) discussed committee chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) formally requesting President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the IRS.

Kildee said on CNN’s “New Day” that Trump has promised to provide his tax returns, but now he is “completely oblique when it comes to his personal interests.”

“The point … is to ensure that as we examine the question as to whether or not the president is being subjected to the tax laws of the United States properly, whether, for example, he’s being audited which has been the practice of the IRS, we have to get a look at those returns,” Kildee outlined.

He later explained, “We ought to be able to know, as a society, as a people, whether the president’s private interests influence his public decision-making, and we cannot know that when he’s unwilling to be transparent with the American people.”

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