Here’s the White House press secretary in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday on why Donald Trump won’t be releasing his tax returns:
“This is all about political partisanship. This is a dangerous, dangerous road and frankly, Chris, I don’t think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be. My guess is most of them don’t do their own taxes, and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the President has and determine anything.”
Sanders assertion that Trump hasn’t released his tax returns because Congress is too stupid to understand his complicated tax returns is patently ridiculous. Congress—and in particular, the House of Representatives—is invested with the “power of the purse,” the ability to tax and spend trillions in public money for the national government.”
There are more lawyers, ex-accountants and ex-law professors in Congress than you can shake a stick at, Congress is supremely qualified to examine Trump’s tax returns.
Trump isn’t worried about Congress looking through his decades of alleged success, but his decades of corruption and shady business transactions with foreign entities and local mafia crime families.
Bottom line: Trump taxes are perpetually under audit, and even if they were he could authorize the IRS to immediately release his tax returns. Trump isn’t releasing his taxes because he’s under audit or because Congress is too stupid to look through the, he’s afraid that releasing them will expose his financial corruption.
I just hope that a federal judge will force him to release his tax returns before the 2020 presidential election.