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How to Make Trump’s Tax Returns Public? The GOP May Have Cleared a Path

  • 2014 investigation of IRS scandal gives roadmap to Democrats
  • Republican-led committee voted to release tax information

If Democrats now in charge of the House Ways and Means Committee ever get their hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns, they could thank their Republican predecessors for providing cover to make the documents public.

In 2014, the GOP-controlled panel voted to expose taxpayer information surrounding the IRS’s admission that it improperly delayed some Tea Party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. Committee Chairman Dave Camp had said the release was needed to inform the Justice Department about potential crimes and notify the public about IRS wrongdoing.