I would like to see 6 years of tax return info on all these jokers
Is this request for tax returns to conduct a witch hunt (seeming for
embarrassing information without knowing what you’re looking for) or to
see if the IRS audit of sitting presidents is being done properly. If the
latter, why not audit a past president’s audit? For example, seek the IRS
audit of Obama’s returns...
"RE: "Why doesn't Trump release them like he said he would "If
I'm elected"?"...---If you listen to what he actually
said... you would know the answer to your question.He said he would
release them "when the audit is over" (not "if I'm
elected"). He's still being audited. Until that's over..."Uh, 2 bits, where were you when he said "If I'm elected?"
He said that not once, but MANY times.And did you miss reading that
the IRS said they had finished the audit nearly two years ago and trump actually
confirmed it?But I understand your confusion because there have so
many conflicting and confusing things pouring from the White House. It can be
awfully difficult for even those who are paying careful attention to become
bewildered by it all.
2 bits wrote : "The report released to Congress needs to be redacted.
Because Democrats will leak anything damaging to the President to the media.
"Leak?Or release?And so you are finally
admitting that you believe Americans are NOT entitled to the TRUTH? You're
telling us that trump's wrongs must continue to be hidden?Why?Very interesting.But no surprise.
Audit ? Is Trump lying ? All you need to do is show us the letter
@ Jfronk28"This is pure and simple harassment of the President.
"Trump said he would release his tax returns after the audit was
completed. He said that many times. Trump supporters echoed that sentiment many
times.Trump initially said he was OK with the Mueller report being
released. Trump supporters immediately echoed that sentiment.Now
neither of those things being released are OK. The Trump non-accountability
choir immediately echoes that chorus. Whatever the day's spin out of the
"swamp", the Trump non-accountability choir springs into action. It's as predictable as tomorrow ending in the letter "Y".
@Utefan60: "are you delecting now and blaming Obama yet again? Your comments
are classic deflections."No deflection here. Just holding you
democrats to the standard you've set for the guys you like.We
on the right will no longer allow ourselves to be held to a different standard
than you are.Want to live in a secular world where morality is
unwelcome? Fine. Never again try to use "Christian values" to demand
support for social programs. If private sexual conduct or shady financial deals
don't matter for liberals, they don't matter for Republicans. If
Democrats are entitled to keep their private data private, so too are
republicans.Democrats have driven morality from public life. I mourn
that. But I won't be held to a different standard politically than my
Impartial7The report released to Congress needs to be redacted. Because
Democrats will leak anything damaging to the President to the media. But I
agree a small group with "Top Secret" clearance who know how to treat
Top Secret intel and can be trusted to not leak it, should see the redacted
parts.Everybody in Congress doesn't have "Top Security"
clearance.Google "Do all members of congress have top security
clearance"...---"Members of Congress do not have security
clearances".Some do (as part of their assignments). But most
don't have to submit to the background check procedures. If everybody in
Congress had to submit to that background check... many would not pass. But
they don't have to (to do their job).I don't know how much
of it will be redacted. Nobody knows. Not even you. Not even Adam Schiff,
Bill Maher, or Rachael Maddow know. We kinda have to wait and see. The AG
said April 15th. That's a little more than a week away. Be patient
Dems.It would be good for our country if this was over after
it's released. But it will never be over. Dems will make sure of that.
Even if the full report was released.
@Impartial7 5:59RE: "Why doesn't Trump release them like he said
he would "If I'm elected"?"...---If you listen to
what he actually said... you would know the answer to your question.He said he would release them "when the audit is over" (not "if
I'm elected"). He's still being audited. Until that's
over...I wouldn't release them even after that. We saw what
Democrats did to Mitt Romney.Harry Reid lied and said Romney
hadn't paid his taxes in 10 years. CNN Covered Reid saying that. They
never reported when the truth came out and we learned Harry Reid was lieing.Dems can't resists using the IRS as a weapon in their political
campaigns. If I were Trump I would not release them.===Just like the Mueller report when he said "I have no problem with it being
released"...---And just like with the tax returns... you
didn't listen to what he said, and now pretend he said something he
didn't say.He never said it wouldn't be redacted to
protect national security before release.It's been one week.
300 pages for DOJ to review for secrets first. It will be released. Be patient
We saw during the BO misadministration how the IRS was used as a tool against
dems’ political opponents. "On behalf of the American
people, the Ways and Means Committee
”No, on behalf of
dem political theatre, the dems on the ways and means committee are engaging in
this witch hunt.I agree with 2 bits when he says, “think a
little bit ahead”. Remember how harry reid invoked the “nuclear
option” on judicial nominees? And now what can the minority party in the
senate do to stop judicial nominees they do not like? nothing.HobblecreekThe IRS is to release those returns for review behind closed
doors. What good will that do the rest of those trying trump in their kangaroo
courts?And do you honestly believe the dems on that committee will
keep the information behind closed doors? If so, I have some lovely oceanfront
property in Nebraska I can let you have for real cheap!clinton was
OK to lie about his affair with one consenter, even though it denied others he
had abused justice?LewYou know more than Mueller? Why
didn’t you testify for his investigation?Mary McI hold
no hope that dems don’t hold themselves above the law
Good.The House Democrats are just trying to hold trump to one of his
many broken promises.Remember what he said?"I'll release my tax returns if I'm elected."
Jfronk28 said: "The President's tax returns are always audited with a
special audit."However we have new information from Donalds
Ex-Lawyer, about dishonest filings that perhaps the regular audit would not have
seen, you know cause misleading information.So we'll see, since
trump is such an honest person who surrounds himself with like minded people he
should come out sparkly clean, like he did with that fraudulent university and
From a Trump supporter: "This is pure and simple harassment of
the President"No, it is not. It is a legitmate inquiry into the
probable financial conflicts that our President had/has with foreign agents.
Don't you want to know if Trump is compromised in some way? Maybe you
don't care, but most of us do.Then the call for the Congress to
do their job and "legislate", not investigate. Trump apologist's
hypocrisy aside, isn't that what the current House doing? I read about
legislation passed by the House, and forwarded to the Senate (for probable
death, but they did pass something). And what legislation has the Trump
dominated Senate produced so far this term? Crickets......All your
talking points are just plain campaign rhetoric which add little to the
resolution of so many unanswered needs and questions. Trump is no savior, nor
does the GOP have the answers to the nation's dilemmas. In fact, I would
argue that Trump and the GOP are not even asking the right questions, much less
offering solutions to better American life and security.
The President's tax returns are always audited with a special audit. So if
there were a problem, the IRS would be well aware of it and since they are in
the bag for the Democrats, they would make everyone else aware of it too. This
is pure and simple harassment of the President. When is congress going to start
doing what they were elected to do? Legislate!
do it at the same time all things Clinton and barry are released.
It is more than about time that the American people have their faith restored in
the principle that no one is above the law in our country. If
Congress can look at any other citizen's tax return why shouldn't
they be able to look at the president's? Why should he have the right to
circumvent the law the rest of us are subject to? He is not our king.
Perhaps all government officials should make their tax returns public.The productivity of Donald Trump has provided more tax revenue and employment
than any politician in Washington. Period!Thank you Mr Trump.
@nonames. We need Trump's returns to understand his financial compromises
with the Russian oligarchy.
The American people have a right to know whether their president is acting on
behalf of his business interests or the country's, or if he is potentially
vulnerable to the influence of lenders and/or foreign governments.There's also the question of whether he has been honest in running his
businesses, but that ship has sailed for anyone paying attention.
NoNamesAcceptedYou are right, there are no legal requirements to
release tax returns- unless requested by the House Ways and Means committee. The
IRS has never denied the release of that tax information when asked, so we can
expect to have Mr. Trumps tax filings revealed. There is no legal requirements
to release college transcripts as a candidate or as President of the United
States. Obama must have had something to hide as well. You make broad
assumptions. I assume NoNamesAccepted is your true identity, or why are you
hiding under a pseudonym. As for Bill Clinton, his lying is as shameful as
President Trumps prolific lies. You are right both Clinton and Trump have the
right to privacy for their sexual encounters, unless the other person involved
in that encounter chooses to come forward.Both Clinton and Trump have been
caught bold face lying about those encounters.As for Trump's
policies, since this article did not address that issue, I will save those
comments for articles that do.
RE: "Weaponizing our nation's tax code by targeting political foes sets
a dangerous precedent"...---I agree.I get that you
want to get Trump Democrats. But think a little bit ahead of where you are
today. Do you want politicians weaponizing the IRS to target political foes in
the future? Because whatever you do to them... they are going to do to you if
they can.That's not what the IRS is for.Maybe Rs
should call for every D's campaign, personal and businesses taxes to be
turned over to Republicans to see if they can find anything they want to
use...It's just not a game you want to start Dems, because they
will do it to you someday. You can't whine about them weaponizing the IRS
for their political goals if you do it.
NoNamesAccepted - St. George, UT, are you delecting now and blaming Obama yet
again? Your comments are classic deflections. That is blaming someone else
when you don't have a reasonable answer to a real question. So you
say..." Johnny stole something so it's OK that I do."Typical repsonse from a Trump supporter. Blame Clinton or Obama.Let's stay on subject. Trump promised his tax returns. Why he did not
produce them? Can you tell us why he falsified that promise?Well
now the Counrty will be able to see what Trump "promised".Again No names this has nothing to do with President Obama. Nothing
Those saying, "If he had nothing to hide" will need to explain why Obama
refused to release his college transcripts, especially after the same persons
attacked Bush for hiding poor grades (Bush 77; Sen. Kerry 76).Such
persons might consider on why they choose to use pseudonyms on this site rather
than using their full names.They might consider on how many times
they have downplayed Bill Clinton lying about and committing perjury over his
illicit relationships by telling others or themselves that private matters
between consenting adults should not need to be made public.There is
no legal requirement for a presidential candidate or president to release his
income taxes to the public. It is ironic that those who demand we depart from so
many other traditions want to cling to this tradition in this particular
case.It is time to stop attacking President Trump over personality
disagreements, private sexual conduct, manner of speech, or other such personal
traits.It is time for those who disagree with President Trump to
instead make their case against his policies. Tell us why his policies are wrong
and why left wing socialist policies are better.
Who cares about his tax returns. If the IRS is OK with them, that should be good
enough. dems your looking really foolish, lets try doing something for your
So,If Trump had nothing to hide, the best thing he could do is
reveal his taxes and prove the Democrats wrong and make them look stupid. But,It is looking far more likely that there is a far deeper
story to Trump avoiding releasing his taxes. And now Trump and his followers are
really starting to squirm on this one.If he’s innocent he
would have absolutely nothing to hide. So what is Trump scared we will see?
Mueller failed to provide impeachment material, so now “Witch hunt 2
“ begins. It’s time to drain the swamp ... vote these unproductive
politicians out of office !
For 45 years Presidents have freely revealed their tax returns. They clearly had
nothing to hide. They put country first. They wanted there to be no ambiguity
about whom they served. The opposite is true of this President. Not wanting his
returns to see the light of day means one thing only. He has things to hide.
This is straight forward.
Why doesn't Trump release them like he said he would "If I'm
elected"? Just like the Mueller report when he said " I have no problem
with it being released", then working furiously to keep it hidden. It's
almost like whatever Trump says-he does the opposite.