Mass. Congressman steps up demand for Trump’s tax returns

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The senator and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, a lawyer, reported an adjusted gross income of about $1.9 million in 2018, substantially more than the $142,000 Harris declared in 2004 when she was the district attorney of San Francisco. Tax transparency has been in the spotlight as Donald Trump bucks decades of presidential tradition by declining to show voters his tax filings and House Democrats seek to force him to turn them over.

Sanders' decision to run for president in 2015 ultimately led to an increase in their bottom line - which jumped from $240,622 in 2015 to $1,073,333 a year later.

In a Saturday letter addressed to the CAP board of directors, 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders complained about ThinkProgress's coverage of his campaign, charging that he had been subjected to unfair "personal attacks".

The wait for Sanders' tax returns lasted well over a month following his promise in a CNN town hall in February that they would be coming "soon".

In 2009, the first year of returns Sanders released on Monday, he had an adjusted gross income of $314,742. "I didn't know it was a crime to write a good book".

"If you want to run for vice president or president of the United States, hey, what's wrong with providing your tax returns for the past five years?" said Sen.

"These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate", Sanders said in a statement accompanying the tax returns.

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"I consider paying more in taxes as my income rose to be both an obligation and an investment in our country", he added.

"I regularly field calls from people angry with CAP over something Think Progress was written or posted", the official said.

But among presidential candidates, Jeb Bush still holds the modern-day record for the size of a total tax release.

CAP responded to the letter, which was first reported by the New York Times, by insisting it did not interfere with or guide ThinkProgress' work. The documents said he paid $137,573 in federal taxes in 2018 and owed $8,267 in taxes for the year. Trump has repeatedly said he will not because he's under audit, though Democrats have not retreated from the issue. Years ago my wife was a president of a college.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier noted that Sanders benefited from Trump's tax bill, while Sanders pointed out that he voted against it.

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