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    The House Ways and Means Committee now has six years of Donald Trump's federal tax returns, ending a yearslong pursuit by Democrats to dig into one of the former president's most closely guarded personal details

    The Treasury Department has complied with last week's court order to hand over the documents, a spokesperson from the Treasury Department confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.

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    He only promised them 6 or 7 years ago and then jealously and aggressively guarded them.
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    Can somebody on the The House Ways and Means Committee please alert Forbes Magazine
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    The last line is intriguing.
    "The documents are not expected to be immediately released to the public."
    First of all, is it legal for the Dems to release this information?
    Second, if they don't do anything with these documents before the Reps take over, will
    they be buried forever by McCarthy and crew.
    Can the Dems, in the minority, still have access to them?
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    I heard somewhere that they could be entered into the Public Record in the House - don't know if this is true, but hope so. The Republicans when they take control, this will be buried. Bengazi/Biden treatment will be the new Republican norm. McCarthy has a very difficult road ahead of him!

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    Freedom of Information Act eventually will be on the table
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    foia precludes dissemination of financial and personal info
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    Good ol Toast, when America decided Eff It!, eff you, eff yr neighbor, eff the world, eff it all.
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    Yeah, unless there is a leak, that information isn't going to get into public hands.

    I don't know if Ways and Means is limited with sharing with DoJ, however.
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    whoever thought a supreme court decision would be leaked
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    Which six years, and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    The last line is intriguing.
    "The documents are not expected to be immediately released to the public."
    First of all, is it legal for the Dems to release this information?
    Second, if they don't do anything with these documents before the Reps take over, will
    they be buried forever by McCarthy and crew.
    Can the Dems, in the minority, still have access to them?

    They are not going to find any smoking guns in the tax returns. If there was anything wrong with the returns the IRS would have nailed him a long time ago. Dems are just hoping they can find something that would embarrass him. I think we have seen him in action enough to know that nothing embarrasses him.


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    My job is reading peoples filed tax returns every single day.. for 12 years....there is less information than you would think.

    It might show how....unRich he was ...but no smoking gun. IMHO!
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    I think the biggest risk might be one where he's filled out government disclosure forms that don't match his tax paperwork.
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    If the returns share a pattern with his other business affairs, there will be gross overstatements of deductibles, exemptions, credits, etc. and (to the detriment of his legend) understatements of income. Is there any part of his life that's not subject to his compulsion to lie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip-skiff View Post
    If the returns share a pattern with his other business affairs, there will be gross overstatements of deductibles, exemptions, credits, etc. and (to the detriment of his legend) understatements of income. Is there any part of his life that's not subject to his compulsion to lie?

    If there was anything wrong with the tax returns the IRS would have been all over it a long time ago. Obama never hesitated to use the IRS to attack political enemies. No doubt they went through Trumps returns when he ran against Hillary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    I think the biggest risk might be one where he's filled out government disclosure forms that don't match his tax paperwork.
    the biggest risk is to his reputation
    his entire persona and brand is built upon the illusion of him being very wealthy
    his tax returns might well show him to have a negative net worth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    If there was anything wrong with the tax returns the IRS would have been all over it a long time ago. Obama never hesitated to use the IRS to attack political enemies. No doubt they went through Trumps returns when he ran against Hillary.


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    Actual proof of the allegation please or retract and stfu.

    Not everyone is as corrupt as the guy whose taxes are under consideration, and who himself directed the IRS to launch audits of Comey and McCabe purely out of spite. According to sworn testimony of Trump's own staff, BTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Actual proof of the allegation please or retract and stfu.

    Not everyone is as corrupt as the guy whose taxes are under consideration, and who himself directed the IRS to launch audits of Comey and McCabe purely out of spite. According to sworn testimony of Trump's own staff, BTW
    there is no actual link between obama and the irs targeting scandal
    two inspector general reprots and a james comey instituted fbi investigation shows the so called 'targeting' went back to 2004 and involved both liberal and conservative groups - though it did show more conservative groups had been targeted than liberal groups had
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    You sound like a caller on right wing talk radio.

    I took a little online quiz that someone else posted here recently to identify where I fall on the political spectrum. The resulting graph is my profile picture. I am about as close to the middle as you can get. I understand that most in this forum list very hard to port, but that does not make me “right wing”.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Actual proof of the allegation please or retract and stfu.

    Not everyone is as corrupt as the guy whose taxes are under consideration, and who himself directed the IRS to launch audits of Comey and McCabe purely out of spite. According to sworn testimony of Trump's own staff, BTW

    If you are looking for someone to defend Trump I am not your guy. Sorry to disappoint you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    If you are looking for someone to defend Trump I am not your guy. Sorry to disappoint you.

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    Delighted to hear that. I'd suggest that you review the information source that led you to conclude that "Obama never hesitated to use the IRS to attack political enemies."

    It's one helluva felony accusation to make. I'd love to read what you based it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    If you are looking for someone to defend Trump I am not your guy. Sorry to disappoint you.


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    Told ya. Soon as he's in disgrace, they drop the MAGA turd like they dropped the Chimp. Rinse and repeat is what we have to look forward to in the coming decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osborne Russell View Post
    Told ya. Soon as he's in disgrace, they drop the MAGA turd like they dropped the Chimp. Rinse and repeat is what we have to look forward to in the coming decades.

    I have been very disappointed in the Presidential nominees from both parties recently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    How you vote is another measure of political spectrum. If you voted for Trump, or Libertarian, or for Walker...

    I cannot remember ever voting a straight ticket for either party. I will vote for Walker in the primary. With a 50/50 Senate the committees will be more even, forcing them to work together if they want to get anything done. I am not voting for Walker because of his personal traits. It is purely based on how it effects the balance of power.


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    Well, one less voice I need to hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    I cannot remember ever voting a straight ticket for either party. I will vote for Walker in the primary. With a 50/50 Senate the committees will be more even, forcing them to work together if they want to get anything done. I am not voting for Walker because of his personal traits. It is purely based on how it effects the balance of power.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikhaut View Post
    I have been very disappointed in the Presidential nominees from both parties recently.


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    S and fire, I've been disappointed in the nominees my entire frikkin life except for JFK and Obama. That's a lot of F ing Presidents. So the F what? Am I not sworn to uphold self-government? Do I get to go on some kind of vacation until the nomineses please me, come back and find all the good stuff still around because it was someone else's job? And then when I'm dead, I can look down and say, sorry, but

    I have been very disappointed in the Presidential nominees from both parties recently.
    I wonder if you realize the profound obligation of self-government. Do you think it's delivered to you because you place your order online, end of story? FFS, can you not see, it's owed to you, and you owe it to others as a matter of our common humanity?
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