As tax day is upon us, the American people are still waiting to see what foreign investments Donald Trump has or does not have.
As the American people have to file their taxes, we should be demanding to see what the president’s tax return looks like. If ever there was a time for a leak, we need one right about now.
Democrats have issued a subpoena for the tax returns which the Trump administration claims they will never release. We need to see the taxes, the American people have every right to see the taxes of their elected officials.
We should insist on a law being passed to ensure that the situation we are in never occurs again. One person has suggested such a law that came from a tweet published on Feb. 28 of 2019. John Delaney a candidate for President has come up with a solution. Delaney states via Twitter the following; “regarding Trump’s tax returns, the most direct way to get them is for Congress to pass a law requiring every elected Federal official to disclose their tax returns. Period.”
Trump, like President Richard Nixon is the only other president who has refused to release his taxes. We know what happened to Nixon- he was impeached and removed from office.
This shows that the administration is not serious about government transparency, and it shows that they are willing to hide information from the American people. We have seen this from the administration lying about Trump’s numerous instances of sexual misconduct.
We see this when the administration embarks on its endless quest to lie to the American public when they claim something that Trump clearly says, and then has to walk it back an hour later.
If we see the tax returns, it could end the administration, especially if they show foreign entanglements. We already know that Trump was looking for overseas business dealings when he and others were seeking the highest, office in the nations land.
Say if he has foreign investments in Saudi Arabia, which brutally killed an American citizen, and then chose to do nothing about the murder of an American journalist.
They had a backchannel to Russia, which as we all know interfered with the electoral process in 2016 and insured a Trump victory.
It is likely the president of the United States knows that his taxes will end his tainted administration, especially if we want to decide to take the little known emoluments clause seriously. The emoluments clause prevents any federal office holders from obtaining gifts from foreign powers.
One could argue that it would mean if Trump has any overseas business ties he would need to be immediately impeached and removed from office, for violating the emoluments clause to the Constitution. In fact, the Department of Justice under Trump has taken steps to further damage the emoluments clause.
The Department of Justice under his leadership is now interpreting the emoluments clause more narrowly than it has before. Under the new ruling foreign dignitaries can now stay at Trump owned- properties; this is not normal.
Typically when someone wealthy becomes president and they own things, that is put into a blind trust. Under Trump that has not been the case.
The new interpretation will allow for foreign governments to buy things from Trump-owned hotel rooms,to Trump brands, all allowing for them to curry favor with an administration that blindly wants to sell the nation to the highest bidder.