ATLANTA -- Republican Nathan Deal says his personal finances are now public. Last week, he disclosed summaries of his income tax returns. That, he says, supplements disclosure forms he submitted to Congress. Deal claims it gives the public insight into his income sources -- including his ownership in a Gainesville salvage company that became part of a Congressional ethics investigation.
"It does show it on the Congressional disclosure form," Deal told 11Alive News. We asked why he didn't disclose those details on his tax form.
"Well, I just don't think it's required that individuals who are not running for public office be disclosed as part of my disclosure," said Deal. He's referring to his partners in the salvage business. He says disclosing those details in his taxes would disclose their private business.