Trump has already addressed the Tax Return issue. He said the taxes were under audit and even if that were not the case there is no law or requirement that a president needs to make them public.
But Dems can’t leave well enough alone and are still looking for a way to stick it to Trump, and they may found it. New York Dems are in the process of passing legislation that will expose Trump’s tax history.
The Bill known as the TRUST Act will make it so that if a person’s taxes are available upon request. They can only be requested by the House Ways and Means Committee, Finance Committee, or Joint Committee on Taxation, and they have a legitimate legislative reason.
“New York Republican Ed Cox slammed the move in a statement to Fox News.
“The Democratic legislature and Governor Cuomo are suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome and playing politics at the expense of doing the people’s business,” he said.
“No matter how they dress it up for legal purposes, this unconstitutional bill of attainder is aimed at one individual for the political purpose of re-litigating the 2016 election,” he said. “The bill would set a dangerous precedent for infringing on the privacy rights of all citizens.”
“The text of the bill technically applies to everyone. But its sponsor, Democratic Sen. Brad Hoylman, has made clear they have Trump in mind.
“Donald Trump has broken forty years of political tradition by not releasing his tax returns,” Hoylman said in a statement. “Now, his administration is precipitating a constitutional showdown by shielding the President from Congressional oversight over those returns. Our system of checks and balances is failing. New York has a special role and responsibility to step into the breach.”
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., also commented on the bill calling it “a workaround to a White House that continues to obstruct and stonewall the legitimate oversight work of Congress.”
New York Governor Cuomo has already claimed that he will pass the bill as long as it applies to everyone and not just Trump. The bill does apply to all New York citizens but it was clearly intended in order to go after Trump and therefore should be deemed unconstitutional.