Pelosi: Getting Trump’s Tax Returns Is ‘One of the First Things’ We’ll Do if Democrats Win the House

Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is promising to get President Donald Trump's tax returns if Democrats win the House in November.

Obtaining the president’s tax returns “is one of the first things we’d do — that’s the easiest thing in the world. That’s nothing,” Pelosi (D-CA) told The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board in an interview.

“We have to have the truth,” Pelosi says.

Trump is the first President in decades to not release his tax returns before an election. He has yet to release his taxes, claiming that he is under audit (which is no reason to not release them,) and falsely claiming Americans don't care.

A bombshell deep dive report in The New York Times last week details how Trump engaged in "outright fraud" to avoid paying taxes. A House investigation which includes examining Trump's returns could prove fraud and possibly find more illegal activity.

The Washington Post has a constantly updated calculator showing how long "we've been waiting for Donald Trump's tax returns." As of this article's publication:

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