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Letter: Release returns only if evidence of crimes

Certain members of Congress are clamoring for the release of President Donald Trump’s past tax forms.

That’s fair if and only if all of their’s are released as well.

As a matter of fact, let’s pass legislation that states every public official has to release his or her last 20 years of tax returns before running for office and while in office, including present members of public office.

Since we don’t want to be discriminatory, let’s release the tax returns of all citizens. This seems to be a slippery slope, doesn’t it?

If there is evidence of a true, bonafide crime committed, then release the return to the court — not the guilty-until-proven-innocent Congress.

So, Congress, fish in the water, not in the swamp of public press..

—Larry Laatsch

Salisbur

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