Trump’s real estate affidavit: No new evidence of Russia collusion
Donald Trump’s affidavit about Russian collusion in the 2016 election is not evidence of any new collusion between Trump campaign and Russia, according to a court filing Monday.
The president’s filing was the latest in a series of moves to counter accusations from Democrats that he and his associates colluded with the Kremlin.
Trump’s filing is a response to a motion by House Democrats to compel his to produce his tax returns.
The Democrats are seeking to learn if Trump and his businesses paid taxes in the United States in the years leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
In his affidavit, Trump’s lawyers have said he has complied with his duty to comply with the Internal Revenue Code.
It is unclear if the White House has the power to compel Trump to produce documents.
Democrats have repeatedly called on Trump to turn over documents related to his finances in the 2020 campaign.
He has not.
Trump is scheduled to testify in front of a House subcommittee on Tuesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.