DALLAS: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign has said that the American public wants to see the thousands of emails deleted by his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to keep authorities from untangling a corrupt scheme and not her tax returns released by her.
“Hillary Clinton has turned over the only records nobody wants to see from her – the American public wants to see the 33,000 emails she deleted to obstruct an FBI investigation,” Jason Miller, senior communication advisor of the Trump Campaign said.
The Trump campaign statement came hours after Clinton released the latest tax returns of her and her husband Bill Clinton.
According to the returns, in 2015, the Clintons paid an effective federal income tax rate of 34.2 per cent and an effective state and local income tax rate of nine per cent for a combined federal, state, and local effective tax rate of 43. 2 per cent.
Trump, the Republican presidential nominee has not released his tax returns.
Trump has said that his returns are currently being audited and he would release his returns after it is completed.
The Clinton campaign yesterday challenged Trump to release his tax returns.
“In stark contrast, Donald Trump is hiding behind fake excuses and backtracking on his previous promises to release his tax returns. He has failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years. What is he trying to hide?” said Hillary for America communications director Jennifer
The Trump campaign was quick to respond by challenging Clinton on the 33,000 emails of hers as the Secretary of State that has been deleted.
“We want to see the Clinton Foundation records showing how the Clintons sold our uranium to Russia, ripped off Haiti and cut deals with oppressive regimes around the world. We want to see the pay-for-play emails that Clinton’s Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, refuses to turn over,” Miller said.
“We want to see the transcripts of the secret Wall Street speeches Clinton was paid USD 10,000 dollars-a-minute to give.
We want to see the records the night of Benghazi that explain why Secretary Clinton didn’t send in reinforcements as soon as the attack had begun,” he said.
Miller alleged that Clinton is at the center of an international corruption scandal that reveals her use of government authority and influence for personal gain.
“The records we need to see are those being hidden, deleted, obstructed and stashed away by Hillary Clinton to keep authorities from untangling this corrupt scheme that reaches into the world’s shady corridors of power,” he said.