Trump Admits Excuse For Not Releasing Taxes Is A Sham
Donald Trump finally admitted that an ongoing audit is not the reason he is refusing to release his taxes. In a Bill O’Reilly interview last night, Trump said, “Let her release her emails and I will release my tax returns immediately.” Trump is referring to the personal emails that Hillary Clinton deleted during her tenure as Secretary of State. The FBI investigation has already exonerated her from improperly deleting those emails but that doesn’t stop the Trump campaign from constantly harping on it. Of course, those emails are permanently deleted so it makes for a nice sound bite for Trump. But it also shows that his excuse for not releasing his tax returns is a sham. Of course, Trump has already admitted that his tax returns from 2001 to 2008 are not being audited but he still refuses to release those. But this latest statement linking Hillary’s emails to the release of his tax returns actually takes him back to his position in the late summer and early fall of last year before changing his rationale to the audit. I’m pretty sure he will flip back to the audit explanation today if not sooner.
As I have stated over and over again, the press can not let Trump get away with not releasing his tax returns. If he does, we may never see another candidate’s returns ever again. And that lack of transparency will only be negative for American democracy.