Why Trump doesn’t want to reveal tax returns
David Kay Johnston won a Pulitzer covering tax-related issues for the New York Times.
Donald has long, deep mob connections. One of the charges that sent Fat Tony Salerno, the number one mobster in America, to prison involved doing business with Donald Trump. If we had Trump’s tax returns we’d have detailed knowledge of the entities — the partnerships and trusts – that he’s dealing with. From there, public disclosure records could lead us to other people who are involved with these businesses, and we would see whether he continues to be involved with the Mafia. We know that he was, until very recently, very involved with a Russian mobster and scam artist. I’m confident that if we had his full tax returns, we would find out a lot about Donald’s connections to people who are criminals or who behave in atrocious ways.
Also, Trump claims to be a great philanthropist. But if you have zero income on your tax return — or negative income – then giving to charity has no value to you. Trump hasn’t donated a penny to The Donald J. Trump Foundation since 2006, and most of the money that’s in the foundation came from vendors and business partners. Their donations were really a form of kickback. A legal form of kickback, but a kickback nonetheless.