Democracy Initiative on Supreme Court and Trump Financial Records

Thursday, July 9, 2020

For Immediate Release:

Democracy Initiative on Supreme Court and Trump Financial Records

The following statement is from Wendy Fields, Executive Director of the Democracy Initiative.

“It’s good news that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that no one—not even Donald Trump—is above the law. Like anyone else, President Trump is obliged to provide information about his tax returns and other financial records in response to legitimate inquiries from the U.S. Congress and state prosecutors.

“It’s troubling, however, that the president’s lawyers have stated that they will continue to delay these proceedings as long as possible. It is time to stop stalling with lawyering tricks and live up to his commitment to share the taxes. The voters deserve full transparency on his finances. As he runs for re-election, we have a right to know about potential conflicts of interest.

“President Trump is making life and death decisions that affect us all every day. He needs to prove that he makes those decisions based on the best interests of the American people, not for his own personal interests.

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The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.