Legal experts are calling for Biden to release corporate tax returns

Legal experts on Wednesday urged President Biden to release corporate income tax returns representing more than $13 million in income that he and first lady Jill Biden reported to the IRS between 2017 and 2019 between his tenures as vice president and commander in chief.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said that while there is “no evidence of wrongdoing,” the scandal surrounding son Hunter Biden’s foreign business has “reached the point where the White House is erring on the side of transparency.” got to”.

“The President’s previous denials of any knowledge of or involvement in his son’s business dealings are now being refuted not only by witnesses and emails, but by Hunter Biden himself,” Turley wrote in an email to The Post.

“Full disclosure and transparency seem at least warranted given the growing controversy.”

University of Minnesota law professor Richard Painter, the lead White House ethics advocate for then-President George W. Bush, also said that without corporate returns, “you don’t know where the money is coming from.”

“That’s exactly why it’s better to face up – then every card is face up on the table,” he said. “Otherwise people have no idea what’s in there . . . and that undermines public confidence in government.”

Law professor and legal commentator Jonathan Turley testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 16, 2019 for the nomination of William Barr for Attorney General of the United States.
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said the “White House needs to side with transparency in the face of the Hunter-Biden scandal.”
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Former Utah U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman said he thinks the federal jury investigation into Hunter Biden in Delaware should be expanded to look at Joe and Jill Biden’s income.

“In a business investigation, the focus is on raising funds,” said Tolman, who now directs the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s “Right on Crime” project. “This should be at the heart of what they are doing right now. Biden would have no way of avoiding a grand jury subpoena.”

The comments came in response to a Wednesday report by The Federalist, which highlighted that earnings from two so-called S companies – CelticCapri Corp and 2019.

President Joe Biden speaks as he leaves the State Dining Room of the White House after signing the Postal Services Reform Act of 2022.
A report by The Federalist states that the sources of Biden’s large income after he left his post as vice president were never detailed on his tax returns.
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The only explanation for the company’s profits so far comes from a 2020 USA Today “fact check” report, which said more than $15.6 million of the couple’s earnings came from speaking fees and book deals, the Federal said.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment. Legal experts are calling for Biden to release corporate tax returns


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