Mike Pence Claims That He And Trump Will Both Soon Release Their Tax Returns

Indiana governor and vice presidential nominee Mike Pence stopped by NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday, where he told host Chuck Todd that both he and Donald Trump will be releasing their tax returns shortly. “Donald Trump and I are both going to release our tax returns. I’ll release mine in the next week,” Pence said.

Asked when Trump will be releasing his tax returns, Pence replied, “Donald Trump will be releasing his tax returns at the completion of an audit.” However, he couldn’t say for sure whether that audit would wrap up before the election. “We’ll see,” he said.

Trump has repeatedly claimed that he will release his tax returns upon the completion of an IRS audit. His campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, has also insisted that her candidate will release his returns after the audit is completed. The Republican nominee’s son Eric, however, has stated that his father would be “foolish” to release his tax returns, as “you would have a bunch of people who know nothing about taxes trying to look through and trying to come up with assumptions they know nothing about.”

Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has released fifteen years of tax returns, from 2015 back to when Bill Clinton was still in office. Her vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine, has similarly released ten years of tax returns.

(Via The Hill)