Donald Trump's tax returns made public

Donald Trump’s tax returns made public

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Former President Donald Trump's tax returns were made public on Friday by a US House committee, following a lengthy legal battle. 

Donald Trump, who has embarked on a new race for the White House for 2024, had not made his tax declarations known, unlike all his predecessors since the 1970s, arousing many questions about their content.

In mid-December, a parliamentary committee had voted in favor of the publication of the billionaire's six years of tax sheets between 2015 and 2020.

This group of elected officials had been demanding for three years the documents sent to the tax authorities by the billionaire between those years, which he refused. The Supreme Court finally ruled in their favor at the end of November.

Donald Trump strongly denounced this decision in a press release to CBS on Friday, however, assuring that these statements “only once again show my success”.

Their publication is an additional setback for the former tenant of the White House, which is already the subject of a myriad of investigations into the management of its archives, as well as its financial affairs in New York.

Donald Trump's lack of transparency, who has made a campaign argument out of his wealth, has for years fueled speculation about the extent of his fortune or potential conflicts of interest.

His family business, the Trump Organization, was found guilty in early December of financial and tax fraud after a trial in New York where the former Republican president was not tried.

A separate parliamentary report on the US tax authorities also showed that the latter had not done what he had to do for almost the entire term of Donald Trump.

“This is a major failure of the American tax authorities,” denounced the head of this parliamentary committee, the elected Democrat Richard Neal.