OTG joins EPIC, openness groups in demanding release of President’s tax returns

Wednesday, OTG joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and 16 other open government and accountability groups in a letter calling on the IRS and the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation to release the President’s tax returns to the public. The letter argues that disclosure of the tax returns is necessary for the American public to determine the integrity of the 2016 election and understand the extent of the President’s relationship with Russia. The letter cites the IRS’ authority to release tax returns to correct misstatements of fact, such as the President’s denial of any financial dealings with Russia despite reporting and statements from others to the contrary.

Read the full letter here.