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Saturday, December 03, 2022

Now that a House committee has obtained access to six years of former President Trump's tax returns, congressional Democrats face an easy question and a harder one.

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....The easy question is whether, as a matter of law, the House Ways and Means Committee"which gained access to the former president's tax filings after the Supreme Court dismissed Trump's last-ditch bid to block the Internal Revenue Service from handing over the documents"can make Trump's returns public before Republicans take control of the chamber on Jan. 3. The answer to that question is straightforwardly yes.

The harder question is whether, as a normative matter, the committee ought to make Trump's returns public in the waning weeks of the Democratic majority.

On the one hand...


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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-03 12:54 AM | Reply

IIRC, and while it's not a legal requirement, presidential candidates have released their tax returns for the last fifty years.

Not sure why the Dems are having second thoughts about enforcing that norm and releasing Trumpty's returns. Maybe it's simply because there's nothing there.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2022-12-03 09:10 AM | Reply

That Would be Embarassing. It might even help Trump get re-elected. Oops.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-12-03 01:00 PM | Reply

What a stupid article.

Of course they should release them.

#4 | Posted by DarkVader at 2022-12-03 08:16 PM | Reply

You just know that Trump is going to have paid for breast augmentation.

Moobs are gross.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-12-03 08:45 PM | Reply

His whole dumpy lumpy self is gross.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-03 09:02 PM | Reply

Maybe it's simply because there's nothing there.

#2 | POSTED BY CENSORED

So that's why he spent tens of thousands in legal fees to keep them hidden for 5 years.

Makes perfect sense.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-12-03 09:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

His whole dumpy lumpy self is gross.

POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD AT 2022-12-03 09:02 PM | REPLY

I try to avoid thinking about his little mushroom sized winky.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-12-03 09:14 PM | Reply

To those who do not read complicated tax returns on a regular basis the returns will show that Dotard didn't pay taxes for a long time because of depreciation charges at everyone of his properties.

Those who do read and understand returns will look for property level operating income before non-cash charges, fees to Trump management entities, lenders to whom debt service is paid, the amount of charitable giving declared and other items which could embarrass the Dotard. These documents can embarrass Trump and he knows it. Telling the world that his business is successful only because of depreciation charges, that he gives nothing to charity and that he owes great sums to Russian banks will tell a story opposite that told"of charity, business success and no dealings with the Russians ...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2022-12-03 09:28 PM | Reply

>Maybe it's simply because there's nothing there. #2 | POSTED BY CENSORED

So that's why he spent tens of thousands in legal fees to keep them hidden for 5 years. Makes perfect sense. #7 | Posted by donnerboy

IMHO, I think that Trumpty has something to hide. I'm just guessing at the reason why the Dems wouldn't release it. Or maybe the Dems don't want to sabotage Hair Furor's chance to win the GOP nomination in two years, thinking that their odds are better against him compared to DeSantis.

#10 | Posted by censored at 2022-12-03 09:49 PM | Reply

CENSORED @ #10

" Or maybe the Dems don't want to sabotage Hair Furor's chance to win the GOP nomination in two years, thinking that their odds are better against him compared to DeSantis."

I was thinking the same thing. What's the hurry? Why not turn the tax returns over to the DOJ's Department of IRS Fraud and, IF there is any fraud and IF Trump wins the GOP nomination, let the DOJ use the information to get an indictment during the general.

I'm not saying that would deter the base hard core of Trump supporters, which is already starting to shrink, but indictments for tax fraud AND Espionage in the Mar-a-Lago case would certainly be a game changer for what remains of Independents and Republican fence sitters ~ which is where the votes, to win in the general are always found.

I'm just saying that Trump's tax returns, IF they contain fraud, could be put to a better use than releasing them to the general public for amateurs to disseminate or for Trump to use as grounds for another one of his lawsuits, all the way to the Supreme Court, to delay a trial. (Like he always does).

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-12-04 12:03 AM | Reply

We should've had them 6 years ago.

Nothing to hide, shine sunlight all over that orange fu***r. The dutiful fascists in the Republican Party will spin it and their dutiful rubes will blindly follow.

Dems need to go scorched earth on releasing everything. No more hiding.

#12 | Posted by chuffy at 2022-12-04 02:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We went from tax returns to His body shape. And twinky?
TDS lol!

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-12-04 08:36 AM | Reply

PHESTER

But we left out his ------------ so consider it a gift.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-12-04 09:28 AM | Reply

A little tree that dangles fruit is forbidden now? Sorry, I didn't know that.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-12-04 09:58 AM | Reply

"A little tree that dangles fruit.."
#15 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

Dayum you jumped all over that in a hurry.

#16 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-12-04 02:58 PM | Reply

Trump's tax returns would just prove that his claims of being a great business man are a lie. He was always an incompetent businessman and rhen an incompetent Preaident.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2022-12-04 10:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump has always been a fraud.
He will ever be a fraud.
Pity his dotard followers
are too stupid to realize that.

Release the Kraken! (err, Trumps taxes...)
Let the chips fall where they may!

#18 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-12-05 06:53 AM | Reply

"Telling the world that his business is successful only because of depreciation charges, that he gives nothing to charity...."

#9 | POSTED BY CATDOG AT 2022-12-03 09:28 PM | FLAG: FYI, quick search on line shows this:

Dana Farber Cancer Institute " $25,000. Disabled Veterans LIFE Memorial Foundation of Florida " $25,000. Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation of New York " $25,000. New York City Police Foundation " $25,000.

List of grants made by the Donald J. Trump Foundationen.wikipedia.org wiki List_of_grants_made_...<>

#19 | Posted by MSgt at 2022-12-05 01:17 PM | Reply

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has been dissolved by the State of New York due to rampant fraud. The Trump kids were ordered to take a class on how not to commit fraud on the future.
Trump "University" suffered a similar fate. It was a scam.
Perhaps the Trump Organization, or substantial parts of that multiple LLC shell operation he pretends to run, will be next.

I bet you knew that before you did your cut n' paste from Wikipedia.

#20 | Posted by anton at 2022-12-05 01:36 PM | Reply

"List of grants made by the Donald J. Trump".

Seriously??

You forgot all grants made by Donald J Trump to Donald J Trump just before his fraudulent foundation was shutdown by the state of New York.

You also forgot ... But but Hillary!!

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-12-05 02:10 PM | Reply

Trump also charitably-donated a yuge tacky painting of himself to himself using monies donated to his foundation.
Heckuva guy.

#22 | Posted by anton at 2022-12-05 02:23 PM | Reply

#19 - CLOWN

#23 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-05 05:45 PM | Reply

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