The recent Supreme Court ruling permitting New York state prosecutors to get President Donald Trump’s financial records, the release of which has been a subject of controversy since his 2016 run for president. The Onion looks at the timeline of politicians and legislators trying to get Trump’s financial records.
President Barack Obama releases his birth certificate, setting an important precedent for Trump just getting whatever he wants.
Trump pledges to release tax returns once he remembers TurboTax password.
Establishment liberals successfully elect Trump president of the United States in bold gamble for access to his tax returns.
House Ways and Means Committee issues polite request to see if Trump wouldn’t mind releasing his returns when he has a moment.
“Can you imagine what the reaction would’ve been like if Obama had refused to release his tax returns?” uttered for 1,000,000,000th time.
Attorney General William Barr says he won’t release tax returns since they “have been too built up at this point” and “would be totally anticlimactic.”
Administration officials adopt bold new strategy of ignoring subpoenas on grounds that no one will do shit about it.
California governor Gavin Newsom signs bill forcing Trump to release taxes in order to appear on 2020 presidential primary ballot, which is blocked by a federal judge who admits it was a pretty good try.
Supreme Court rules public has right to view Trump’s tax returns, but only after they decide whether to grant him four more years of unfettered executive power.
Trump’s financial records reveal that he did indeed have finances this whole time.