Newly uncovered tax documents show Trump kept '2 sets of books' and may have committed financial fraud

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  • Newly uncovered tax documents from President Donald Trump that were obtained by ProPublica contain several inconsistencies that could point to financial fraud.
  • The discrepancies in the numbers make some Trump properties look more valuable to lenders and less valuable to tax authorities.
  • At least one of the filings was made after Trump took office in 2017.
  • The public may soon get a window into the president's closely held financial records, after two separate court rulings ordering Trump to turn over years of tax returns to Congress and New York prosecutors.
  • An employee at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also recently blew the whistle on "inappropriate efforts to influence" the agency's audit of Trump's taxes.
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Newly uncovered tax documents from President Donald Trump contain several discrepancies that real-estate experts say could point to financial fraud, ProPublica reported after obtaining the documents.

The documents were part of records for four Trump properties in New York City: The Trump International Hotel and Tower, 40 Wall Street, Trump Tower, and 1290 Avenue of the Americas.

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