Trump: My 'financial statement' will probably come out 'at some point'

Trump: My 'financial statement' will probably come out 'at some point'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE said in a new interview that he believes his “financial statement” will be turned over “at some point.”

Trump told ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump takes gamble on North Korea 2020 Democratic candidates pan Trump's North Korea visit Ex-Bush CIA chief Hayden denounces Trump comments on Russian election interference MORE that the Senate is “after my financial statement,” adding that “at some point, I hope they get it.”


“You going to turn it over?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“At some point, I might,” Trump said. “It’s a fantastic financial statement.”

He added: “I look forward to, frankly — I’d like to have people see my financial statement because it’s phenomenal.”

Trump is the first president in 40 years who has refused to release his tax returns while in office. Democrats have been pushing to order the release of the president’s financial documents.

On Friday, the Department of Justice released a legal opinion backing the Treasury Department’s defiance of a House subpoena from congressional Democrats, who are seeking six years of Trump’s personal and business tax returns.

The opinion came after Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinBen Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment White House, Congress inch toward debt, budget deal MORE last month rejected a subpoena from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealFinish the work of building a renewable fuels industry Tlaib blasts Foreign Affairs Committee's anti-BDS bill as 'unconstitutional' Top Republican offers resolution following Trump tax return lawsuit MORE (D-Mass.).

Trump told Stephanopoulos in the interview, which aired late Sunday, that the release of the statement isn’t up to him, but instead “it’s up to lawyers, it’s up to everything else.”

“But they’re asking for things that they should never be asking for, that they’ve never asked another president for,” he said. “What they’re doing is a disgrace.”