Anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks called on its followers to send them President Donald Trump’s tax returns so it can release them.
“Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway stated today that Trump will not release his tax returns. Send them to: https://wikileaks.org/#submit so we can,” the organization tweeted on Sunday.
Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway stated today that Trump will not release his tax returns. Send them to: https://t.co/cLRcuIiQXz so we can.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 22, 2017
Trump’s tax returns have been a somewhat contentious issue during the campaign, but the president and Conway have insisted that people, by in large, do not care.
“We litigated this all through the election. People didn’t care,” Conway, a senior Trump adviser, said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Conway added: “They voted for him, and let me make this very clear: most Americans are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like.”
A petition that was created shortly after Trump took office called on the president to release his tax returns, which received thousands of signatures.
At a news conference less than two weeks from his inauguration, Trump told reporters: “I’m not releasing the tax returns because, as you know, they’re under audit.”
“You know, the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, OK? They’re the only ones,” he then said.
Trump became the first major party nominee since at least 1972 to not release his tax returns.
During the campaign, Trump praised WikiLeaks as the group published emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign aide John Podesta.