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During the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton went back and forth on tax returns and emails.

When asked if he would release his tax returns, Trump replied that he would when Clinton released more of her emails.

Whenever the issue of Trump’s taxes comes up, his campaign has had a tendency to divert to Clinton’s health or her email controversy.

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Trump has indicated that his tax returns will not be released until after the election, on the basis that they are currently under audit. He also stated that he is not willing to press his lawyers on trying to release his returns early. In an interview, Trump said that “one, the voters don’t actually care about this, and two, there is no new information that would come out of the tax returns.” In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said that his taxes were none of the interviewer’s business.


It’s customary for presidential candidates and their picks for vice president to release their tax returns. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump’s vice presidential choice, has already released his tax returns.

Trump’s tax returns would show his tax rate, donations to charity and overall income.

RELATED: A Clinton aide did not have security clearance but still had access to classified information

Appalling news broke recently about Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State under President Obama’s first term.

“When asked what the parenthetical ‘C’ meant before a paragraph within the captioned email, [Clinton] stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order,” according to The Hill’s report of the FBI notes during their investigation into her email server. The parenthetic “C” indicated that the information following was classified, marked as such either within the body or the subject line.

The FBI notes also showed a Clinton aide attempting to destroy previous devices — Clinton was found to have used 13 mobile devices — by using a hammer or breaking them in half.

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