Earlier Thursday, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said their investigation into the matter so far has turned up no evidence that the U.S. government had conducted surveillance on Trump Tower in New York.
Powell, a former Goldman Sachs executive and a veteran of George W. Bush’s administration, has been serving as Trump’s senior counselor for economic initiatives, as well as advising Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, who is the president’s senior adviser.
Two pages of the tax document were obtained by David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, and he first reported about it Tuesday evening on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
The German leader will instead meet with the U.S. president Friday, officials say.
Mar 13, 2017
Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post. He previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter.