One of the aspects Donald Trump has been highly criticized about was his denial to release his tax returns until an Internal Revenue Service audit is completed. On the other side, his running-mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence declared that he will proceed to doing this next week, according to CNN Politics.
Mr. Pence made the announcement in Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press”, after being asked if Donald Trump’s campaign can criticize Hillary Clinton over the transparency of his campaign.
Will it finally happen?
“Donald Trump and I are both going to release our tax returns. I’ll release mine in the next week,” Mike Pence said. “Donald Trump will be releasing his tax returns at the completion of an audit.”
Previously, Donald Trump declared that he will consider releasing his tax returns when he will no longer be audited. On the other side, there is no legal reason he cannot do this during an audit, so it can be said that he has broken with decades of modern presidential campaign precedent, as CNN perfectly states.
As for Hillary Clinton, she has already released her tax returns from 2015 last month, as well as eight years of personal income tax returns throughout the year.
No interview without an attack at Hillary
During the same interview, Mike Pence was also asked about the release of the FBI notes from its interview with Hillary Clinton, regarding the infamous email scandal. Apparently, the Democratic nominee couldn’t recall key details and events related to the classified information she might have sent using a private server.
“Well, it’s just more evidence that Hillary Clinton is the most dishonest candidate for president of the United States since Richard Nixon,” Mike Pence said. “With regard to classified information, she either knew or should’ve known that she was placing classified information in a way that exposed it to being hacked and being made available in the public domain, even to enemies of this country,” he added.