The US Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Malvaney asked Democrats to forget the need to get President Trump’s Tax returns after their Mueller Report on Russia collusion failed to yield the result they wanted and he stated also that the law is clearer on Tax Returns, it is a private and confidential relationship between a citizen and US IRS and it must never be used for political reasons or any busy bodies.
The law is even clearer where the IRS choses to release the Tax Returns to the Congress it must be viewed in secrecy and the contents of it can never be disclosed to the public, last week, the House Democrats formally requested President Trump’s tax returns for the past six years, including a request from the Ways and means committee which President Trump as a private citizens and business man in charge of his Casinos in Atlantic City in New Jersey in 1992 accused Democrat leadership under Bill Richardson of taking bribes with FBI from Indians over Casino racket in the State of Connecticut.
US Constitution did require any candidate running for the President to show or make public his tax returns only a notarized document of financial statement and since filling of Taxes are yearly and it must be complied by all citizens only US IRS can determine who is following the law or not and if the citizens is under audit by IRS it is his responsibility, not that of the third party or any busy bodies.
To counter Trump, some of the Democrats controlled states are introducing new laws to force Trump to release his tax returns before he can run for re-election in their states, Washington and New Jersey states passed laws for candidates to display 10 years of tax returns before they can run in their states or be entitled to the electoral college votes, however, those laws had been challenged in the courts to determine if any state can regulate a Federal election and it is very likely the two states will suffer defeat as no state can regulate Federal elections in similar cases decided in the past.
Until 1973, no President in US history ever displayed his tax returns until President Richard Nixon who was accused of corruption by the Democrats willingly gave up his right to his privacy on his returns and since then, all US past Presidents followed suits, the release of tax returns was a right they all willingly gave up with no pressure from the Congress or the opposition Party and that does not mean another candidate must follow the procedure and Trump decided not to waive his rights to the privacy on his Tax returns.