Senator and 2020 presidential candidate, Amy Klobuchar, has just sent a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller requesting information related to Trump’s personal tax returns and Trump Organization financial details.
The letter, which can be seen below in its entirety, outlines the fact that Attorney General William Barr suggested that she ask Mueller directly about Trump’s tax returns, after Barr himself said on Wednesday that he did not know if Mueller had obtained or reviewed any of Trump’s returns.
Klobuchar makes it clear that since Senator Lindsey Graham has no plans on interviewing Mueller, that Mueller should provide her with any tax returns or Trump Organization financial records that he was able to obtain.
Dear Special Counsel Mueller:
I write to request information related to the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 President Election, which was recently completed by your office.
On May 1, Attorney General Barr appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary to testify about the evidence collected during the investigation and the findings described in the report. Unfortunately, on numerous occasions, Attorney General Barr was unable to speak to certain sections of the report or to the underlying evidence evaluated by your office.
I asked Attorney General Barr whether your office requested and reviewed any of the President’s personal tax documents or the Trump Organization’s financial documents. The Attorney General stated that he did not know and suggested that I ask you directly.
Unfortunately, Chairman Graham has made clear that he does not intend to call you to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Accordingly, I respectfully request that you provide answers to the following:
1) Did your office obtain and review President Trump’s personal tax returns?a. If not, did you attempt to obtain these documents?b. If so, what years of returns did you obtain, and were the documents complete or were any redactions made to the documents?
2) Did your office obtain and review financial statements from the Trump Organization?a. If not, did you attempt to obtain these documents?b. If so, what years of statements did you obtain, and were the documents complete or were any redactions made to the documents?
In addition, I respectfully request that you provide the Committee with copies of any of President Trump’s tax returns and the Trump Organization’s financial statements that were obtained by your office to aid in our evaluation of the report and its conclusions.