President Donald Trump is in no hurry to release his tax returns, a senior White House aide told The Hill on Friday.
The aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issue publicly, said Trump has not given any indication he wants to release them until he is sworn in Jan. 20.
The adviser did not elaborate.
Trump has made releasing his tax return one of his top campaign promises and has repeatedly signaled that he plans to do so.
On Thursday, he announced that he was not planning to release any of his returns, but the president did not indicate he was ready to give up the fight just yet.
On Friday, the White House counsel’s office released a statement that said, “The White House Counsel’s Office continues to review the administration’s position regarding the need for an audit of the President’s tax returns.”
It’s unclear how the White Reporters Association plans to respond to Trump’s refusal to release tax returns.
It previously expressed its “full support” for a bipartisan tax audit.
In the same interview, the aide added that there is “a lot of work to be done” before Trump releases his returns.