President Donald Trump boasted to reporters Wednesday that he was the most transparent president of all time and promised he would fight all requests for information on his financial records.
The president filed a lawsuit against the House Oversight Committee this week over a subpoena that sought ten years of the president and his businesses financial records.
“The subpoena is ridiculous,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn. “We have been, I have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of the country by far.”
The House Oversight Committee thinks otherwise and is looking at ways to get his financial records and tax returns, as Trump is the first president in decades not to make them public.
“Mueller, I assume, for 35 million dollars, checked my taxes, checked my financials, which are great by the way, they’re great all you have to do is look at the records, they’re all over the place,” the president continued Wednesday. “But they checked my financials and they checked my taxes I assume.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team did not have Trump’s tax returns or financial records and according to the Washington Post, there is no evidence that Mueller tried to obtain them.
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President Trump: "The subpoena is ridiculous. I have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country, by far." pic.twitter.com/0WEQa6lDlE
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Trump called the Mueller investigation the “most thorough investigation probably in the history of our country” and continued to claim that there was no need for Democrats to request his financial records.
“Get back to infrastructure, get back to cutting taxes, get back to lowering drug prices,” the president said. “That’s what we should be doing.”
Trump assured reporters one final time that he would be “fighting all subpoenas” before leaving the press pool.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) called the lawsuit “unprecedented stonewalling on all fronts” and assured there was “no valid legal basis” for the Trump administration to block the subpoena for his financial records.