Watchman wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:18 am
I may be missing something here (alright don't all shout at once), but this business with Trump having to release his tax returns, surely if he's received funny money the last thing he's going to do is run it through anything that involves scrutiny
It's best to think of it in terms of 2 separate rows about his tax returns.
There's a political row, because it's conventional for candidates for President to release their tax returns. These then get scrutinized for legal but politically embarrassing stuff. Trump didn't release any tax returns in 2016, despite promising to. Plus of course they want to see the ones since 2016 to see how he's made money off the presidency. And of course many people think Trump has massively exaggerated his wealth- we'd learn a lot more about that from tax returns, and indeed about who Trump owes money to. But we the public will almost certainly not see the returns.
There's also a legal row. A criminal court in New York is investigating him.I think the judgement means that the court will see what it needs.