Trump said investigating his finances would be a 'red line.' New York prosecutors are about to cross it.
On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee announced that it had requested 10 years of Trump's financial statements from his accounting firm, Mazars USA. The Post reported that the committee also asked Mazars for supporting documents used to produce those statements, as well as communications between the firm and Trump.
In 2009, he told The Wall Street Journal he was worth $5 billion, not including the value of the Trump brand. A month later, Trump's accountant prepared a financial statement that said his net worth was "in excess of $3 billion." Two years later, Trump bragged during a Comedy Central roast that he was worth more than $7 billion. In May 2016, at the height of that year's presidential election, Trump said in a press release that he was worth more than $10 billion.
In 2007, Trump sued the journalist Timothy O'Brien after O'Brien wrote in his book "TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald" that Trump's actual net worth was between $150 million and $250 million.