Trump news today: Trump says releasing his tax returns ‘will lead to horrible things’

January 6 panel unveils report and describes Trump’s ‘conspiracy’

Donald Trump’s tax returns have been made public, putting the former president’s finances and business practices in the spotlight at a time when he is also facing calls for criminal charges in connection with the 6 January at the US Capitol.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted to release the documents last week, as it revealed Mr Trump’s taxes had only been audited once in his four-year tenure – although annual audits are mandatory.

The release of the tax returns comes after the Jan. 6 House Select Committee investigating Mr. Trump’s role in the Capitol riot released another batch of interview transcripts on Thursday.

The latest release featured big names from Trumpworld, including Donald Trump Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Stephen Miller.

There are also White House insiders who have turned against Mr. Trump, including Stephanie Grisham and Alyssa Farah Griffin, as well as other key figures, including Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Among the revelations, Ms Griffin said Jared Kushner personally ordered the Biden administration to be excluded from Covid-19 planning following the 2020 election.

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More January 6 committee transcripts released

Another trove of interview transcripts has been released by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

The latest release includes testimonials from Ginni Thomas, Eric Herschmann, Tony Ornato, Mick Mulvaney, Jared Kushner, Rudy Giuliani and two more interviews with Cassidy Hutchinson.

Olivier O’ConnellDecember 30, 2022 3:47 p.m.

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Trump shares article teasing third-party 2024 offer if GOP rejects it

Former President Donald Trump approvingly shared a post on his Truth Social account that argues he should mount a third-party presidential bid if Republicans don’t award him the GOP nomination in the upcoming 2024 election.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump, who last month declared himself a candidate for the 2024 Republican primary, shared an article in the right-wing newspaper American greatness on his Truth Social page.

Olivier O’ConnellDecember 30, 2022 3:33 p.m.

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The committee’s top Republican reacts to the release of Trump’s tax returns

Rep. Kevin Brady, the top Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee, reacts to the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns:

With the public transcript of the Democrats’ secret executive session, Americans now have confirmation that there was never any legislative purpose behind the release of these confidential documents and that the IRS was conducting audits prior to the US request. democrats.

Despite these facts, Democrats have taken an unprecedented step to unleash a dangerous new political weapon that goes far beyond the former president, reversing decades of privacy protections for average Americans that have existed since Watergate.

Going forward, all future chairs of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee will have nearly unlimited power to target and publicize the tax returns of private citizens, political enemies, business and union leaders or even Supreme Court justices themselves. .

It is an unfortunate stain on the Ways and Means Committee and Congress, and will make American politics even more divisive and daunting. In the long run, Democrats will come to regret it.

Olivier O’ConnellDecember 30, 2022 3:16 p.m.

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Trump says release of returns will lead to ‘horrific things for so many people’

Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, released the following statement from the former president:



The Democrats should never have done it, the Supreme Court should never have approved it, and it’s going to lead to horrible things for so many people. The great American division will now get worse. The radical left democrats have militarized everything, but remember, it’s a dangerous two-way street! The “Trump” tax returns show once again how proudly I have succeeded and how I have been able to use depreciation and various other tax deductions as an incentive to create thousands of jobs and magnificent structures and businesses.

Olivier O’ConnellDecember 30, 2022 3:05 p.m.

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Trump aide reveals how long it took to backtrack for looters to be shot, January 6 transcript says

It took a White House aide five hours to convince then-President Donald Trump to back down from his infamous tweet calling for looters, according to dramatic transcripts of the Jan. 6 interview.

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol released a trove of new transcripts of interviews with several key Trumpworld figures on Thursday.

Among the released documents was the testimony of former White House press officer Alyssa Farah Griffin.

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Rachel SharpDecember 30, 2022 3:00 p.m.

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Years-long court battle ends with release of Trump’s tax returns

The House Ways and Means Committee released six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, ending the twice-impeached former president’s efforts to shield his finances from public view.

Olivier O’ConnellDecember 30, 2022 2:30 p.m.

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Olivier O’ConnellDecember 30, 2022 2:16 p.m.

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House committee releases ‘final supporting evidence’ of investigation

Olivier O’ConnellDecember 30, 2022 2:13 p.m.

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Six years of Trump’s tax returns made public

Democrats in Congress have released six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the culmination of a years-long effort to learn more about the finances of a former business magnate who breached decades of political standards when he refused to voluntarily release the information while seeking the White House.

The returns, which include redactions of some sensitive personal information such as social security and bank account numbers, are from 2015 to 2020. Their release follows a party vote in the House Ways and Means Committee last week to make the returns public. Democrats on the committee argued that transparency and the rule of law were at stake, while Republicans countered that the release would set a dangerous precedent for the loss of privacy protections.

Trump had refused to release his returns when he ran for president and fought a legal battle to keep them secret while he was in the White House. But the Supreme Court ruled last month that he should turn them over to the Tax Drafting Ways and Means Committee.

Olivier O’ConnellDecember 30, 2022 2:12 p.m.

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Andrew Weisman says Trump must be indicted in 2023

Former Justice Department official Andrew Weissman has spoken out on a possible delay before Donald Trump faces criminal charges.

Mr. Weisman told MSNBC that if the former president was to face charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, it had to be in 2023.

“If it’s going to happen, it’s going to have to happen over the next year. It makes no sense to extend it,” he said.

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots recommended that Mr. Trump face four counts related to the Capitol riot.

Rachel SharpDecember 30, 2022 2:00 p.m.

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