Donald Trump’s allies fear the man leading the Russia investigation is zoning in on his tax returns and could be sacked as a result.
Close former advisers to Mr Trump have told The Telegraph they believe Robert Mueller, the special counsel, wants access to his tax information.
Some believe Mr Mueller already has the returns and is using them to investigate Mr Trump’s personal business dealings before becoming president.
The documents would likely detail who Mr Trump gives money to, where his bank accounts are held, where he invests and whether he has any debt.
That information could in turn be used to order organisations with financial ties to Mr Trump to hand over relevant documents.
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