Washington, DC – White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday that Democratic Party lawmakers would “never” see the income statements of US President Donald Trump, and argued that neither ” they should do it. “
“Never, and neither should they,” Mulvaney said when asked about the issue during an interview with Fox News Sunday.
Trump has rejected the presidential tradition of publishing his income statement annually, and has insisted that those documents “are under audit” and are so complex that “people would not understand them”.
However, when they took control of the lower house last January, the Democrats promised that they would open an investigation by the Intelligence Committee requesting the delivery of said documents.
The opposition believes that the president’s financial details can shed light on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
This Sunday, Mulvaney considered that this is a closed matter and does not have the support of the Americans, so he invited the Democrats to turn the page.
“It is an issue that came to the fore during the elections, the voters knew that the president could have provided his income statements (before the elections), they knew he did not do it and they still elected him,” said the chief. of cabinet.
In fact, Trump undertook to make these documents public during the election campaign and only backed off when he had already installed himself in the Oval Office.
The fact that the president will choose to integrate the assets of The Trump Organization, which comprises a hundred companies, into a trust controlled by two of his sons, Eric and Donald Jr., and the executive of the firm Allen Weisselberg, in instead of doing it in a “blind” also aroused suspicion at the beginning of his presidency.
According to a survey conducted by ABC and the Washington Post during its first year in office, 74% of Americans, more than half Republicans, want to know the president’s fiscal record. (EFEUSA)