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Democrat-Media strategy to take down Trump shifting from Mueller Investigation to Tax Returns

Democrat-Media strategy to take down Trump shifting from Mueller Investigation to Tax Returns

“that’s going to be a stunning silver bullet document”

https://www.mrctv.org/videos/donny-deutsch-forget-mueller-report-trumps-tax-returns-are-real-silver-bullet

Democrats and their friends in the media have spent over two years pushing the Russian collusion narrative.

Now that the Mueller investigation is over and the Russia conspiracy is falling apart, they are already moving on to their next line of attack: Trump’s tax returns.

Nicholas Fandos reports at the New York Times:

House Democrat Demands Six Years of Trump Tax Returns From I.R.S.

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, using a little-known provision in the federal tax code, formally requested on Wednesday that the I.R.S. hand over six years of President Trump’s personal and business tax returns, starting what is likely to be a momentous fight with his administration.

Representative Richard E. Neal, Democrat of Massachusetts, hand-delivered a two-page letter laying out the request to Charles P. Rettig, the Internal Revenue Service commissioner, ending months of speculation about when he would do so and almost certainly prompting a legal challenge from the Trump administration.

Responding to questions from reporters in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump suggested that he would fight the request because, he said, he was being audited.

The usual suspects are already all over this. This week, Donny Deutsch, of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, said people should forget about the Mueller report because Trump’s tax returns are the real “silver bullet.”

Kyle Drennen of NewsBusters has the transcript:

NICK CONFESSORE [NEW YORK TIMES]: Well, Joe, I think, you know, it’s fair question if the Mueller report or Trump’s tax returns are the most sought after piece of paper in America right now, it’s kind of even-stevens there. You know, obviously everyone wants to know what’s in there.

(…)

DONNY DEUTSCH: Joe, we’re going to learn about the reality and the – the authenticity of Trump’s Supreme Court justices because the new guys are these pure, by-the-law, constitutionalists, absolutists, and if you follow that letter of the law, there’s only one way to go here.

On top of that, the tax returns, I will put in, are 10x as far as there importance and consequence versus Mueller. The tax returns are into the financial soul of a human being. You will see years and years of tax fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, any way you can look at it. And it’s going – that’s going to be a stunning silver bullet document.

Watch the video:

Will the same pressure be applied to socialist millionaire and multiple home owner Bernie Sanders?

Benjamin Siegel writes at ABC News:

Bernie Sanders still hasn’t released his tax returns, despite pledge

He wants to win the White House in 2020 and hasn’t released his tax returns.

And his name isn’t Donald Trump.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, one of several front-runners early in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, has yet to make his tax returns public, despite promising to do so “soon” at a CNN town hall in February.

“It just was a mechanical issue,” he said at the time. “We don’t have accountants at home. My wife does most of it. And we will get that stuff out.”

I forget who said this on Twitter, but it bears repeating. I would rather see the tax returns of a politician who became rich than those of a rich man who became a politician.

Featured image via NewsBusters video.

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Comments

Do they really think they’ll find something that the IRS hasn’t?

    barbara in reply to irv. | April 7, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Find something? No. Make something up? Of course. 🙁

    CDR D in reply to irv. | April 7, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Seems to me if there were anything damaging it would have been leaked during the campaign.

      puhiawa in reply to CDR D. | April 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      The one that was leaked showed that on his ordinary income, a full $1B, he paid the highest rate. Higher than Buffet, Obama, Sanders, Warren and all his critics.

    Observer in reply to irv. | April 7, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Yep, for 8 years the Obama-controlled IRS, which was being run by petty, hyper-partisan crooks, had full access to all of Trump’s tax filings. And this was during a time when Trump was openly mocking their god Obama and calling for an investigation into his birth certificate.

    Do dummies like Donny Deutsch really think that the Obama IRS was not combing through Trump’s tax returns, looking for something to use against him, even before Trump declared his intent to run for president in 2016? And after Trump declared, and the rest of the Obama administration was using a fake dossier from Hillary’s crowd to justify getting bogus FISA warrants to enable them to spy on Trump and his campaign, can anyone imagine that the corrupt bureaucrats in Obama’s IRS would not have wanted to help the illegal Obama effort to take down Trump, if there was any way they could?

    If there was a “silver bullet” document in Trump’s tax returns, the Obama IRS would have leaked it years ago.

      Stan25 in reply to Observer. | April 7, 2019 at 1:33 pm

      Thus, the reason Trump was audited in the first place. They wanted to shut him down by any means then too. It defimitely wasn’t for his bankroll which everyone knew all about.

What a KuKu. Next he will whine about the jobs illegal aliens won’t do.

Transparency for all:
Pelosi, Feinstein, & Co. – your tax returns, please . . . your spouses have enriched themselves plenty while you’ve been in office.

Trump should review the statements of Congress and strip the security clearances of those who abused it by lying about collusion. Adam Shifft is a prime candidate for this as he promised that there was evidence proving collusion.

    venril in reply to ConradCA. | April 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Schiff repeatedly claimed to have in his possession damning evidence of Trump’s nefarious schemes. Nothing?

    Investigate him for obstruction for not turning his ‘evidence’ over to Herr Mueller. Oh, no evidence? Boohoo

inspectorudy | April 7, 2019 at 11:19 am

Mulvaney said today that Trump’s tax returns will never be released. He said that there are laws governing the release of returns and that a political hit job is not one of them. Also, Trump would have a corporate return and a personal return. Do they want both? I think as a political weapon, Trump should time it just right and then release it during the election cycle to embarrass the Dem nominee if they are harping on it. But not the way that obama did with his fake birth certificate.

Collusion. Obstruction. Fake news. Emoluments. 25th amendment. IRS…

Different day, same crap, with one goal – impeach the potus and cripple his administration. By any means necessary.

“Now that the Mueller investigation is over and the Russia conspiracy is falling apart, they are already moving on to their next line of attack: Trump’s tax returns.”

Let he/she who wasn’t a millionaire before they ran for office release their tax-returns for the ten years prior to entering Congress…..

1. There’s nothing juicy in DJT’s taxes.

His old HS yearbook probably had him voted “Most Likely to be Audited”. DJT doesn’t do anything himself; he doesn’t get out there with a shovel to landscape his golf courses, he doesn’t design the foundations of his buildings. There’s nothing amateur or careless about this career. He hires pros. He can afford the best available. His taxes are going to be very professionally done, clean as a hound’s tooth. No uncrossed t’s, no undotted i’s, and no attached Schedules for “bribes”, “kickbacks”, and all the other juicy fruits of modern business and politics.

2. The D’rats know this.

3. But they’ll talk about The Taxes as if there’s all sorts of deviltry in there.

4. This will only work if they never get them. Otherwise, they’ll be let down hard, just as they were by the Mueller disaster.

Ergo—

5. The D’rats believe DJT will fight this.

6. They believe that he’ll be successful, and that The Taxes will never see the light of day.

7. This will give them the opportunity to assume the worst, and they’ll yammer for the next two years about all the evil stuff DJT must be hiding.

Comanche Voter | April 7, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Donny Deutch sounds like a flaming idiot with mush for brains. What is it with these donks that can’t accept the outcomes of an election?

Somebody better inform Donnie Douche they’re never going to see Trumps returns, so move on to the next farce.

There are two things wrong here.

The first is the fact that crooks DO NOT REPORT ILL-GOTTEN GAINS TO THE IRS. So, the there will be little or nothing in Trump’s tax returns to justify any Congressional action. If there was, the Obama Administration would have taken him down BEFORE the 2016 election. This is all an attempt to obtain more fodder for an unsubstantiated smear campaign.

The second thing is the Obama arguments. In 2009, the question of Obama’s eligibility to serve as President was raised, based upon his parentage and his place of birth. The questioners requested that the State of Hawaii produce a certified copy of his long form birth certificate. The State refused. Obama refused. When the issue went to court, the courts ruled that it was moot, as Obama had been duly elected and the election was sufficient, in and of itself, to establish his eligibility for the Office of President, not withstanding and Constitutional standards for eligibility for the office. Well, under that logic, Trump’s election makes all of his actions prior to the election moot. Furthermore, there is nothing in his tax returns which would preclude his holding office, if elected, which he was.

This is nothing more than the weaponization of the government, by Democrats, carried into a new venue, the Congress.

    Elzorro in reply to Mac45. | April 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Democrats should be liable for Aggrivation Tax. Payable to us normal Americans. The Aggrivation Tax will more than offset the Reparations and we will end up with a Refunadable Tax Credit.
    They are obstructing Pursuit of Happiness.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Mac45. | April 7, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    “The first is the fact that crooks DO NOT REPORT ILL-GOTTEN GAINS TO THE IRS.”

    So what you’re saying is if and when the Dems get DJT’s returns and find nothing in them, they will say there’s nothing in them that clears him of being a crook. DJT will remain guilty until proven innocent.

      tom_swift in reply to DaveGinOly. | April 7, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      if and when the Dems get DJT’s returns and find nothing in them, they will say there’s nothing in them that clears him of being a crook. DJT will remain guilty until proven innocent.

      And they don’t actually need the returns to do that. So they won’t wait. As we see above—

      You will see years and years of tax fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, any way you can look at it. And it’s going – that’s going to be a stunning silver bullet document.

      All wishful thinking at its finest.

      Returns they don’t have will be the most useful to them.

      Mac45 in reply to DaveGinOly. | April 7, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      “So what you’re saying is if and when the Dems get DJT’s returns and find nothing in them, they will say there’s nothing in them that clears him of being a crook. DJT will remain guilty until proven innocent.”

      Yes. But, the Dems are hoping for either some connection to foreign corporations which can be tied to foreign governments, particularly Russia. This information will be trumpeted as “proof” that Trump is an agent of, or in collusion with, a foreign government. the failure to gain access to the returns will also be trumpeted as indicative that such links exist and proof that Trump is “obstructing” Congress.

      Remember the most important reason for the Trump-Russia collusion investigation. It was to protect the highest levels of the Obama Administration from criminal responsibility for the illegal surveillance against the Trump Campaign. That danger still exists, so the show must go on.

When Donny Dimwit says “silver bullet,” I hear:
bombshell
the walls are closing in
the beginning of the end
linchpin
smoking gun
end of his presidency

Seems I’ve heard these somewhere else.

I predict the tax returns will be as damaging as Obama’s birth certificate, and withheld for the same reason … to tempt and then confound his opposition
The Democrats might save some face if they wait to see Mueller’s redacted Report. This would have been my first stop had I been in Mueller’s shoes. Conspiracy is best proven with a money trail.

    Mac45 in reply to Neo. | April 7, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I disagree. Release of the President’s tax returns may be damaging to him, personally or in a business sense, but will have no real effect on him politically.

    On the other hand, Obama’s long form birth certificate has never been proven to exist. No formal record of his birth has ever been produced, with the exception of the long form certificate, which the White House produced and which credible evidence suggests was a forgery, and one available in Kenya, which has never been verified. If it has been proven that no long form birth certificate was in the possession of Hawaii officials, along with the other identity problems associated with Barack Obama [selective service documents, social security number, travel to Pakistan without the use of a US passport, etc] and it is very likely that Obama would have been found to be ineligible for the Office of President and would have had to step down or create a huge Constitutional crisis, something the Democrats and the Elite in this country could not afford.

    If Trump’s tax returns held anything which was really damaging to him, politically, it would have been leaked years ago.

stevewhitemd | April 7, 2019 at 8:48 pm

Another point: the same law that requires the IRS to provide Mr. Trump’s tax returns to the Congress, at the request of the Congress, provides that the Congresscritters’ returns can be released at the request of the President. Do they really want to go there?

So does the Senate have the same right to demand tax returns? Fight fire with fire… or leaks with leaks.

    Milhouse in reply to malclave. | April 9, 2019 at 10:44 am

    “Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request […] in closed executive session”.

“I would rather see the tax returns of a politician who became rich than those of a rich man who became a politician.”

Excellent point.

Can an accountant or tax attorney explain what the protocols are for the IRS to consent to a public release of a private citizen’s tax returns? Isn’t such information considered private and protected from scrutiny and disclosure by law?

    Milhouse in reply to guyjones. | April 9, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Not to those authorized by law to see them. The protocol is simply that the chairman of the relevant committee sends a written request, and the IRS has no choice but to comply. Any order by the president not to supply the return would be illegal, and the IRS would be required by law to ignore it. And unlike the president, the committee doesn’t have to give a reason why it wants the information.

    “Upon written request from […] the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request […] in closed executive session.” No ifs, buts, or excepts.

Since when did Congress acquire the authority to demand tax returns without the consent of the persons to whom the returns pertain?

I’m sure Rettig wants to get fired, or worse, prosecuted and thrown in jail, for releasing Trump’s returns without authority, though perhaps he figures that the DoJ is so corrupt he can get away with it.

How smart can you be if you believe that being a tax cheat is 10 times(10X, I hate tweeter speak) more important than a Russian Spy holding the highest office in the land?

Donny [email protected]

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