Petition seeks Trump's tax returns
WASHINGTON - An online petition seeking the release of President Donald Trump's full tax returns has garnered more than enough signatures to merit a White House response.
The petition was created on Inauguration Day and had more than 135,000 signatures by midday Saturday. Under rules established by former President Barack Obama, a petition needs 100,000 signatures within 30 days to get a response. It's unclear whether Trump's White House will respond.
The petition says the public must be aware of "unprecedented economic conflicts" by the administration, including documentation related to foreign influences and financial interests that could put Trump in violation of parts of the Constitution.
Trump has refused to release the tax returns until the IRS completes an audit. He also says journalists are the only people interested in seeing them.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Even after intense pushback, EBR Planning Commission reverses course, approves Zachary subdivision
School under fire for renaming MLK Day will 'review' how it celebrates...
Louisiana officials launch new task force to tackle state's litter problem
Attorney: Hard drives missing from home of Dennis and Cynthia Perkins years...
Person shot in neighborhood off Government Street