Rep. Linda Sánchez: Historical precedent for demanding Trump’s tax returns

Linda SanchezWhereas, according to the Tax History Project, every President since Gerald Ford has disclosed their tax return information to the public;

Whereas, Congress gave itself the authority to review an individual’s tax returns to investigate and reveal possible conflicts of interest of executive branch officials involved dating back to the Teapot Dome scandal;
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Trump: “This is the Single Greatest Witch Hunt of a Politician in American History!”

— Donald Trump

Tweet,  May 18, 2017

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Rep. Bill Pascrell: Teapot Dome Led to Congressional Authority to Examine President’s Tax Returns

Bill Pascrell

The legislative branch has the responsibility and the authority to check the executive branch in section 6103 of the Tax Code–in 1924 allows for an examination of his tax returns, the authority put in place specifically so Congress could examine the conflicts of interest in the executive branch of government following the biggest scandal of the 20th century, the Teapot Dome scandal.

—Rep. Bill Pascrell (D–NJ)

Notice of Intention to Offer Resolution Raising a Question of the Privileges of the House, House Floor, May 16, 2017

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