Their publication is a further setback for the former tenant of the White House. Former President Donald Trump’s tax returns were released on Friday, December 30 by a US House committee after a long legal battle.
Donald Trump, who has launched a new race for the White House for 2024, had not made his statements known to the tax authorities, unlike all his predecessors since the 1970s, raising many questions about their content.
In mid-December, a parliamentary committee had voted for the publication of the billionaire’s six-year income from 2015 to 2020. This group of elected officials had for three years demanded the documents that the billionaire had forwarded to the tax authorities between them. year, which he denied. The Supreme Court finally gave them judgment at the end of November.
Lack of transparency
Donald Trump strongly condemned this decision in a press release to CBS on Friday, but assured that these statements “Show just one more time [sa] success”.
Donald Trump’s lack of transparency, which has made his wealth a campaign argument, has for years led to speculation about the extent of his wealth or potential conflicts of interest.
The former president is already the subject of countless investigations into the management of his archives, as well as his financial affairs in New York. His family business, the Trump Organization, was found guilty in early December of financial fraud and tax evasion after a trial in New York in which the former Republican president was not tried.
A separate parliamentary report on the US tax authorities also found that the latter had not done what they were supposed to do for almost the entire term of Donald Trump. “It’s a big failure for the US IRS”had condemned the head of the parliamentary committee in charge of the case, the elected Democrat Richard Neal.