Petition demanding the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns secures 100k signatures
The petition surpassed the goal of 100,000 signatures less than 24 hours after the call to action was made, meaning the White House is obligated to give an official reply within 60 days.
Created by “A.D.,” the petition calls for the White House to: “Immediately release Donald Trump's full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.”
“The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to the American people, including any pertinent documentation which can reveal the foreign influences and financial interests which may put Donald Trump in conflict with the emoluments clause of the Constitution,” the petition reads.
The newly sworn-in president shunned tradition by refusing to release his tax returns during the election. The exact amount of Trump’s wealth is still unknown, though Forbes estimates his net worth to be $3.7 billion.