Mike Pence: I'll release tax returns next week
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Sep 06, 2016,
Sep 06, 2016, 5:09
Pence tells Todd, "Donald Trump and I are both going to release our Tax returns".
In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," set to air Sunday, the IN governor said he will release his returns next week.
Trump and his surrogates have consistently blamed his inability to release his tax returns on the fact that he is facing a multi-year federal audit, even though no law prevents him from releasing his returns during such a time.
"Instead, Pence said Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is focused on the "more than 300 million people who are citizens of this country and are here legally in this country and driving policies in immigration that will work for them, work for the future of our nation".
"When the audit is done, I'll release them", Trump told ABC News Monday.
Trump said he's provided the "most extensive financial review of anybody in the history of politics" and because he's under a "routine audit", he's not able to make his tax returns public...
"I'm very pleased to provide our tax returns", Pence said.
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Pence went on to say that the way Clinton used a private server while serving as secretary of state "truly does disqualify her from serving as president of the United States".
Pressed on if that would be before November's election, Pence replied, "Well, we'll see". "You're going to find out my family's a middle-class family and that there will be pretty clear evidence that we haven't profited from our 16 years in and around public life".
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Host Chuck Todd then challenged Pence on issues of transparency affecting the Trump campaign, leading to Pence's answers about tax returns. "I'll release mine in the next week", Mike Pence said.
In contrast, Hillary Clinton has released a detailed medical history, tax returns, Clinton Foundation data, and more emails than any presidential candidate in U.S. history. The extent to which he didn't directly or clearly respond to many of Todd's questions lays bare the dilemma, however.
In the same interview, his running mate Gov.