Just five months ago, before she worked on the campaign, Conway urged Trump to “be transparent” and release his tax returns. In her appearances Sunday, she reversed her position, stating that she didn’t realize the Republican presidential nominee was under audit.
On CNN, Dana Bash questioned Conway about whether she will stand by the demands she made just a few months ago upon joining the campaign. “Now that I am on the inside I know something I didn’t know then, which is he is under audit,” Conway replied. “He has said clearly, and I back him up completely, that when the audit is completed he’ll release the tax returns.” Asked whether Conway would release those years of tax releases that are no longer under audit — Trump’s attorneys say that he is only his 2009 filing is under audit, and those from 2002 to 2008 are in the clear — Conway replied “No, I would not.” She went on to say “this entire tax return debate is somewhat confounding to me.”