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Trump's Latest Effort to Block Release of Tax Returns is a Desperate Attempt to Hide the Truth from the American People


Following news that Donald Trump is suing federal lawmakers and New York State officials to block any effort by Congress to legally obtain his New York state tax returns through the recently-passed TRUST Act, Stand Up America spokesperson Ryan Thomas released the following statement:

"This lawsuit once again raises the question: what is Donald Trump so determined to hide?

"This is yet another desperate attempt by Donald Trump to block congressional oversight and obscure the truth from the American people about his foreign entanglements and conflicts of interest.

"Chairman Neal should use every tool at his disposal to get answers on behalf of the public and hold Trump accountable--and that includes the TRUST Act. Trump's brazen attempt to bury the truth should not stop Chairman Neal from doing his job."

Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump's corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.