East Bay congressman Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, is calling for an investigation into allegations in a New York Times report that President Trump engaged in questionable and potentially illegal tax schemes to hide large infusions of cash from his parents.
The Times investigation found that Trump had received "at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s."
The White House says the Times report is false.
"If the president thinks that the Times is wrong, then OK, let's have an investigation," said DeSaulnier, who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in a Wednesday interview with KQED.
"Let's have a nonpartisan investigation and find out what the truth is. And the way you find your way to the truth is to follow the facts," he said.