Nancy Pelosi continues to press her deranged attacks on Donald Trump.
Now she has settled on a new target.
And she is claiming this secret is a ticking time bomb that could undo the Trump presidency.
Democrats and the media have pushed for months to be able to dig through Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Trump has stated he is under audit, and would be foolish to release his returns until the audit is completed.
The American people went into the voting booths with the knowledge Trump had not released his tax returns, and judged the matter not to be important.
But the left believes there are hidden secrets in Trump’s returns.
They continue to buy into the conspiracy theory that Trump is concealing his returns to hide his ties to Russia.
Nancy Pelosi is leading this charge.
CNS News reports:
Democrats are demanding to see Donald Trump’s tax returns because they want the “facts” and the “truth,” including “any personal embarrassment to the president,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference on Wednesday:
“The tax returns, many believe, are part of the Russian connection, the disruption of our election, the money pouring into the Trump organization, any personal embarrassment to the president — we want to know the truth, and we can start by seeing his tax returns.
Which is not an extraordinary request – unless you’re Donald Trump and think you’re above custom, tradition and maybe even the law…”
… “What does the President have to hide?” Pelosi asked at Wednesday’s news conference. “What do the Russians have on Donald Trump, personally, politically and financially, that he is keeping a secret? Why are the Republicans in Congress accomplices to that secrecy? Why are the Republicans in Congress voting to say ‘No, we don’t think he should release his tax returns?’ It’s a very bad vote for them. That’s a very bad vote for them, that’s a very bad vote for them.”
The left-leaning ProPublica consulted three tax experts – none of whom would be classified as a Trump supporter – who said Trump’s tax returns would not show any connection to the Russians.
And they also noted there is no evidence such ties exist.
“However, even if Trump has business ties with Russian oligarchs or the Russian government — please note the “if” because there is nothing suggesting that is the case — it’s highly unlikely that evidence of that would show up in his personal tax returns. That’s the unanimous opinion of three respected tax experts I consulted, none of whom is an apologist for Trump.
A primary reason, they told me, is that Trump does business through hundreds of entities, including partnerships, corporations and LLCs (short for limited liability companies).
If you could read the relevant documents — IRS Forms 1040 and 8938 and Schedules C, E and S — you would see that unless Trump has a personal Russian bank account or shows a gain or a loss on the sale of a Russian security or property, financial results of Russian dealings (if they exist) would likely be lumped in with hundreds of other dealings rather than being broken out specifically.
In fact, searching for a Russian connection in Trump’s returns is a diversion from the real reasons the American public has a stake in seeing them.”
But despite all the evidence to the contrary, Democrats and the media will continue to hype conspiracy theories about Trump and Russia.