Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on President Trump to “cough up the receipts” of his financial dealings in response to a tweet from the president declaring that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is over.
“Taxes, taxes, taxes!,” she , mocking language used by Trump in a tweet earlier Thursday.
“We have sworn Congressional testimony that you artificially deflated your assets to skirt paying the taxes that fund schools & more (a crime), & inflated your assets for insurance (also a crime),” she said. “Mueller has nothing to do with that. Cough up the receipts.”
Trump spent much of the morning for his two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election in a series of tweets and in a huddle with reporters before a trip to Colorado.
“Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax…And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected,” in one of several tweets on the topic. “It was a crime that didn’t exist.”
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Ocasio-Cortez was referring to her during his appearance in January before the House Oversight Committee.
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She zeroed in on allegedly shaky financial dealings by Trump and his real estate empire.
The New York Democrat cited an article in the New York Times that said Trump routinely played fast and loose with his assets to either benefit from tax breaks or secure loans.
“Would it help for the committee to obtain federal and state tax returns from the president and his company to address that discrepancy?” Ocasio-Cortez asked Cohen.
The House Ways and Means Committee is locked in a battle with the White House over from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.
Cohen earlier this month to begin serving a three-year sentence for lying to Congress and campaign finance violations.