Some of Donald Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. That’s not exactly surprising since the former reality show star warned Mueller to not look into his business or personal finances. So, of course, Mueller is looking into Trump’s business and personal finances.
As it happens, Trump’s biggest fear is Mueller going through his tax returns. Every President with the exception of Jimmy Carter has released their tax returns, but the current occupant of the White House wants to keep his hidden from the public at all costs. Trump is also looking into whether he can pardon himself, aides, and family members.
The Washington Post reports:
Trump has been fuming about the probe in recent weeks as he has been informed about the legal questions that he and his family could face. His primary frustration centers on why allegations that his campaign coordinated with Russia should spread into scrutinizing many years of Trump dealmaking. He has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns.
Trump has repeatedly refused to make his tax returns public after first claiming he could not do so because he was under audit or after promising to release them after an IRS audit was completed.
Trump has lashed out at Mueller with accusations of conflicts of interest, a phrase the alleged president should never use. Trump’s mounting conflicts of interest will be a prime target for investigators into his possible collusion with a hostile foreign government.
Comrade Trump has said previously that his decision to not disclose his tax returns was because he was under audit by the Internal Revenue Service. Later on, he said it was simply because the public “doesn’t care” about his tax returns, and that only reporters were interested in obtaining them.
We disagree with that. Even sixty-four percent of Republicans think that Trump should publicly release his tax returns, according to a survey conducted in mid-April.
Nothing about Trump is real. He even stole his ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign slogan from Ronald Reagan.
To find out about what Trump is and has been up to, follow the money.
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