February 26th, 2008
10:29 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton suggests she may release tax returns

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/02/26/art.clinton1.ap.jpg caption=" Clinton indicated she may release her tax returns before the end of the primary season."](CNN) - Hillary Clinton suggested Tuesday she may release her tax returns before the Democratic primary race is over, a seeming reversal over her long-standing position that she would not release the documents unless she is the party's nominee.

"I will do it as others have done it upon becoming the nominee or even earlier," Clinton said at Tuesday's debate.

Pressed if she would do it before the March 4 primaries, Clinton said she didn't have the time to get them together, but said, "I will certainly work toward releasing them, and we will get that done and in the public domain."

Obama released his tax returns late last year, and suggested Clinton do the same. He stepped up his criticism of the New York senator for not doing so earlier this month when it was revealed she loaned her campaign $5 million.

"I think the American people deserve to know where you get your income from," Obama said then.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. Michal

    She'll release her tax returns as soon as her team of accountants cook the books sufficiently.....

    And has anyone noticed how Clinton keeps saying that being President is going to be "hard work"? Two things; 1st that is a built in excuse for accomplishing nothing. 2nd, it sounds very familiar to what our current President says "It's hard work!!" ugggh.

    February 27, 2008 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  2. Dem

    No she won't, she was trying to get of the hook on the debate.

    February 27, 2008 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  3. Marks

    Yes, Obama has released his tax returns.

    Hillary's biggest Ohio supporter Gov. Ted Strickland ridiculed his opponent for not releasing tax returns in that state's Governor race.

    It's pretty straight forward request, politicians release tax records prior to voting.

    Hillary and Bill's tax information shouldn't be that hard to release, unless they don't want sources of income to be publicly known at the moment.

    February 27, 2008 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  4. Ian

    The Tax Returns will show where she's getting all her money from i.e. Special Interest Groups which are giving her money so she can later do them favors. And Obama has released his Tax Returns, that's why we're all waiting on Clinton.

    February 27, 2008 02:59 am at 2:59 am |
  5. tacks man

    Noella works for Billary. Dont be fooled.

    February 27, 2008 02:59 am at 2:59 am |
  6. Jay

    Its about disclosure, this is just another example of how clinton represents the usual closed door/backroom Washinton we've been dealing with for decades. If she has nothing to hide, release the records. What a crock about not having time to put them together, one call to her accountant and they could be faxed in minutes. I'd rather she just said no than mislead us into thinking she'd ever be honest.

    February 27, 2008 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  7. jon

    I didn't know Sen. Hillary was a good actress. Wow, she is good at switching her moods between mean and nice from day to day.

    Hillary – Yes! for the Oscars.
    Hillary – No! for a President.

    February 27, 2008 03:09 am at 3:09 am |
  8. young individual

    Is Billary the new Rudy Guiliani ?

    February 27, 2008 03:20 am at 3:20 am |
  9. Darryl M., Arlington TX

    The point is what is she hidding. Follow the money. Hillary attemped to scoce point pushing the issue with Farrakhan's endorsement to take away attention on Bill Clinton and hers income.

    We need to review what's going on Hillary is attempting to distract Amrican and sway or vote this is her last stand.

    Not points was scored here.

    February 27, 2008 03:27 am at 3:27 am |
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