(CNN) - A spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s campaign sent out a press release Tuesday morning belatedly attacking Barack Obama for his failure to release his tax returns – at virtually the exact moment the Illinois senator’s campaign posted his 2000-2006 filings on his campaign Web site. [View tax returns here]
“In the public record there are 20 years of Hillary's tax returns, hundreds of thousands of pages of records from her time in White House and countless other documents detailing her time in public life. Sen. Obama's record is far more opaque. Sen. Obama has not released his tax returns, except for 2006,” Clinton spokesman Phil Singer said in a statement sent to reporters just as the Obama camp posted the Illinois senator’s returns online.
The newly-released Obama documents include all schedules. In a statement sent to reporters, the Obama campaign criticized Clinton for not releasing her 2006 tax returns, pointing to her decision to lend her campaign $5 million earlier this year, and former President Bill Clinton’s $20 million payout from supermarket holding company Yucaipa.
Clinton has promised to release the returns sometime after this year’s April 15 tax deadline, just a few days before Pennsylvania’s April 22 primary.
“Senator Clinton recently claimed that she’s ‘the most transparent figure in public life,’ yet she’s dragging her feet in releasing something as basic as her annual tax returns,” Obama’s communications director, Robert Gibbs, said in a statement. “Senator Clinton can’t claim to be vetted until she allows the public the opportunity to see her finances - particularly with respect to any investment in tax shelters.”
UPDATE: At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Clinton announced that she would be moving up the release date of her tax returns, and might make the documents public within the week.
Related: Obama releases tax returns, challenges Clinton to follow suit
Clean ! Always a step ahead!
So, Hillary Clinton – show us where you suddenly after 2000 got the millions and millions of dollars from ... $5Mio of which you put into your campaign. Who gave this money to you ? THAT MATTERS !
Oops, more egg on your face Queen Hillary. Release your tax returns already!!!!
Maybe she only intends to release her 2007 returns and not her 2006 returns...maybe THAT'S why she is waiting till AFTER April 15th SOMETIME...we are all expecting her 2006...I BET she only releases 2007, with not enough time before the Penn. primary for voter to know.
....I smell Clinton games...a Reporter NEEDS to ask...WHICH RETURNS, Mrs. Clinton, are you releasing 2006 OR 2007?
She's up to something....
I AM Sick of Hillary.... She is a polictian gone bad and SHE LIED about her so-called "sniper attack" for political gain... I will vote for McCain if Hillary is the nominee..
VOTE Barack Obama in 2008....
He just called her bluff! Hillary, where are yours????
hehehe talk about timing... Obama "won" that draw....
Well Hillary we are waiting. Obama has met your request will you do the same?
Are you people mad. Hillary will get charged for tax evasion by releasing her taxes or else she would have released them long ago
I wonder will she white out all the meaningful data like she did with her whitehouse schedule?
I think it is becoming pretty clear to the American people that Hillary can not be trusted. She has misspoken about her encounter in Bosnia blasted Obama for not releasing tax returns to turn attention away from her failure to release her own tax return. She can not even meet a simple deadline as releasing her tax return and remembering what happened during a so called hostile situation. How can she be trusted to run a country and protect Americans from enemies? Hillary as president is a scary thought. In addition she is ruining the democratic party with all the games she is playing. It is obvious Hillary is more concerned about her self ambition to be president then the welfare of the american people.
Please consider this my request Hillary for you to step down so we can deal with todays important american issue and not your personal issues.
Ha! Take that! See how easy it was? you ask for the records, he puts them out there for you.. done.
Now...... let's see yours Hillary. It's all about transparency.
Well! It's show time! Put up or Shut up!
The Clinton's could have by now released their Tax Return that have not been made public since they left the white house. And also could have released the contributors to the clinton library by now.
WHAT ARE THEY HIDING????????
Well played Barack, Well played. Now they can hold this over Hillary's head till at least April.
Hillary is a liar as we all know. If she is honest and genuine, she will shut up and release her returns. But then again she is as phony as Bush.
Hillary Supporters: You know hillary can't win. You know Hillary is dishonest. Why can't you see it? Do you want that kind of person as a President?
I was someone who is honest and someone who does not cover up. The whole Wright issue is not even Obama's issue. Think of the country people.
Obama is the by far the best candidate for President. For once, we have the best candidate to save this country and lets not ruin it because of pride.
Billary Billary, when will you grow up? You are such a baby.
Hillary is a liar as we all know. If she is honest and genuine, she will shut up and release her returns. But then again she is as phony as Bush. Sad but True
Lead by example! HilLIARy your turn!
Whu does any ones tax returns matter? Stick to the issues and stop the attacks.
Where is all the nasty comments and reckless talking now?
These people are so stupid. How do you send out press releases complaining about something that has already been done? Whomever that spokesperson was that sent out those releases, needs to be fired for pure and utter stupidity.
This is so typical, put out good sound information for Obama and nothing.
Put out a 30 second sound byte on a pieced together sermon, and you get 20,000 posts responding and bashing under the guise that they love America and are "good GOD fearing Christians" while calling this man everything but a child of GOD.
It is a constant series of attacks from Obama to distract everyone from the Rev. Wright issue and the grandmother issue.
The reality is that Obama is racist and used his own family and pastor for his political career.
Obama is done.
This is not surprise I guess because everybody knows what HRC is about.
I just hope people don't leave media to distract them by faulty accusation of Barack Obama and stop HRC lying machine before it is too late and she steels the nomination.
The media needs to make sure that everybody understands that Clinton is not releasing tax returns of the last 7 years that ALREADY HAVE BEEN FILED!!!
All you need is a photocopier and half an hour! Hil- LIAR -y Clinton, stop dodging the truth and spinning lies!
good move by both candidate
Funny, this is about Obama releasing his tax returns and all you can do at CNN is talk about Hillary's!!!
do me a favor...
google... "paul vs clinton".