This post is from The Guardian. Here is an excerpt:
Finally, at least some of Donald Trump’s tax returns will be released to the public. This is an important step forward for political transparency, but it shouldn’t be the last.
On Tuesday, the House ways and means committee voted to release six years of the former president’s tax returns; the committee also revealed that, counter to standard protocol, the IRS had not audited Trump during his first two years in office – and that the IRS only began their audit once ways and means asked for the returns and audit records. Trump had repeatedly said that he was being audited during those two years, which was untrue.
This is a stunning breach. Trump had many notoriously shady friends, engaged in notoriously shady business dealings and notoriously avoided paying his fair share. While that wasn’t necessarily a mystery – the New York Times obtained several years of his tax returns – it did pose a potential national security threat, and at the very least the IRS should have done its job.
Read the full article here.