“Because I’m smart” that was Trump’s response in the 2016 presidential debate to Hillary Clinton’s remarks on his taxes. Trump’s “smart” way to pay the United States federal income tax isn’t strictly illegal. It also is dead on point legal. The liberal New York Times published this Sunday a copy of Donald Trump’s tax returns going back more than twenty decades. The real estate mogul turned President of the United States allegedly paid a meager $750. Democrats are hungry for Mr. Trump’s tax returns, have been for years. Trump refuses to release them. He sustained that policy before and after the 2016 election that got him into the Oval Office.
In July, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the democrats at Congress can’t force him to hand over the coveted documents. The same ruling also determined that the New York prosecution could get those documents for a local criminal probe. That court drama rages on.
If the New York Times hit piece on Trump holds water, then the democrat narrative of Russian connections falls short, and so does the narrative for Cohen’s payment. “The story is a total fake,” that was President Trump’s response to the mentioned Times’ note when asked about the subject at a press conference.
Democrats have made fools of themselves in several occasions as they try to shed light on Trump’s tax returns: From claiming a connection to Moscow, to slush funds, and even one of the most shameful and ridiculous episodes in veteran journalist Rachel Maddow’s career, as the host for MSNBC claimed to show Trump’s alleged tax avoidance only to learn on-air that Trump thirty-eight million dollars in federal income tax in 2017. The gaffe cost Maddow a lot of trolling on the Republican side.
Under United States law, it is illegal to leak personal tax returns, and the New York Times must keep a tight lid on their sources because Trump could seek legal action against the liberal newspaper from the Big Apple if the source procured the tax returns illegally.
Earlier in September, a federal appeals court heard the arguments of a group of lawyers seeking Donald Trump’s tax returns. The President’s defense won the legal dispute, temporarily putting on hold the tax releases.
Nancy Pelosi Refused to Show Her Tax Returns, and Nothing Happened
Earlier this year, Nancy Pelosi, the House Democrat, said she wouldn’t release her tax returns unless she ran for office. Pelosi’s denial to release her tax returns comes as federal loan data show that companies to which her husband has links had received thousands of dollars worth from a paycheck protection program.
It seems that Democrats will go at every length, including mass media chicanery, to buttress a narrative so they can help in any way, shape, and form the debilitated Joe Biden campaign whose recurrent gaffes, memory gaps, and incoherent mumblings capture the skepticism of many democrats who consider the current Democratic presidential candidate a soft choice and rely on Kamala Harris’ leadership to sustain the already tense political campaign.