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Trump's advisor said he won't release his tax returns. WikiLeaks called for leaks.


UPDATE 6:39 a.m. EST:

Conway clarified her stance Sunday night, saying Trump's position on his tax returns had not changed since the campaign.

"He is under audit and has been advised by accountants and lawyers not to release," Conway said. She did not specify if Trump would release his tax returns after the audit was completed.


After months of saying he would not release his tax returns  until an audit was completed, President Trump no longer has plans to release them at all, according to his advisor Kellyanne Conway.

WikiLeaks, which Trump praised repeatedly on the campaign trail, did not take kindly to this. 

Here's the clip of Conway saying Trump won't release his tax returns.

Specifically, the organization called for people to leak his tax returns.

WikiLeaks called this worse than Hillary Clinton hiding her Wall Street speech transcripts.

Donald Trump "I love WikiLeaks!", Wilkes Barre, PA, 10/10/16

WATCH | At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, Trump said, "WikiLeaks! I love WikiLeaks!"

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Part of Conway's argument was that the average American didn't care about Trump's tax returns. But the top petition on, with more than 210,000 signatures, demands Trump to release them. 

The comparison to Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches isn't made lightly. Her refusal to publish those transcripts was a frequent criticism on the campaign trail by Trump supporters. 

After publishing the infamous Podesta emails, many suspected WikiLeaks opposed Clinton and was supporting Trump.  

So, naturally, some observers were surprised by the call for his tax returns.

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