Trump feared audit if he released tax returns, says Michael Cohen
Updated : February 28, 2019 06:55 AM IST
In congressional testimony that could aid efforts by House Democrats to obtain Trump's returns, Cohen also said he does not believe the president is under audit, despite repeated claims by Trump that he could not release his returns because they are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.
As a presidential candidate in 2016, Trump broke with a decade's old practice of making his tax returns public and continues to refuse to release them as president.
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee, the tax oversight panel that plans to request Trump's returns from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, has considered focusing on the IRS audits that Trump cites as the reason for not releasing the documents.