- May 2019
... a known fact. ... Do you have a source for that. As to the rest, I'm sure you've misread reply #144.The issue involves federal tax returns and also privacy. The constitution also prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. The states can’t require the federal government to make tax returns public so what the states would be doing would be requiring a candidate to surrender their own personal property to their specific state in order to be a candidate for the federal office president of the US.
It will ultimately be up to the SCOTUS and since it is a known fact that democrats are seeking possession of Trump’s personal returns for partisan reasons, that would make it an “unreasonable” search. My thinking is that if a lower court ruled in favor of Trump, there is a chance that the SCOTUS may pass on the case. It just seems like an inherently in-American thing to make a candidate submit to an unreasonable search by individual states in order to run for federal office.