Statement from Democratic Attorney General Nominee Letitia “Tish” James on Donald Trump’s Tax Schemes

NEW YORK -- A bombshell New York Times report published yesterday detailed how Donald Trump enriched himself while he and his family’s real estate empire evaded taxes for decades. In response, Democratic Attorney General nominee Letitia “Tish” James released the following statement:

“No one is above the law. These allegations are extremely serious -- and if true, they show that Donald Trump and his family not just broke the law, but cheated the American people by evading taxes. This is simply unacceptable.

“There must be a full examination of these claims. I welcome the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s inquiry, and call on every agency with jurisdiction -- from the Internal Revenue Service to the New York Attorney General’s Office -- to follow the facts wherever they may lead. No stone should be left unturned. 

“Donald Trump’s days of defrauding Americans are coming to an end.”