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Trump Tax Returns Face More Pressure: Ally Roger Stone Calls For Release

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Trump Tax Returns Face More Pressure: Ally Roger Stone Calls For Release

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Donald Trump’s tax returns have been a public issue this entire election cycle: He has refused to release them, which no candidate has done since 1976. Now, Trump is facing even more scrutiny, as his informal adviser and friend, political consultant Roger Stone, has joined in calls for the tax returns to be released.

When asked if he thought Trump was making a mistake by not releasing his tax returns, Stone responded, “Yes, I think he should release his tax returns immediately.” Stone was speaking in a radio interview, according to BuzzFeed.

Trump has thus far not released his tax returns because he is under IRS audit. The IRS, however, has said that there is no prohibition on releasing tax information while being audited.

Stone joins several other members of the GOP, including some Trump supporters, in calling on the nominee to release his returns. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) wrote an op-ed in the New York Times stating his support of Trump, but asking him to release his tax returns.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton recently released an ad to twist the screw, calling for Trump to release his returns. Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine have both already released their tax returns, including Clinton’s 2015 returns, released earlier this month.

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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19 Comments

  1. dpaano August 23, 2016

    What’s Trump afraid of……need we ask?

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    1. Independent1 August 23, 2016

      Let’s see; just some guesses (there may be far more):

      – Confirmation that he has a link to monies from Russia or other countries not too friendly with the U.S.

      – Confirmation that he rarely if ever gives money to charity – even his own foundation.

      – Confirmation that he exercises every possible loophole in the tax code and pays close to or below zero taxes (similar to many Fortune 500 companies), or at least, pays far less in taxes than one would expect someone as rich as he is supposed to be is paying.

      – Confirmation that based on his income level, he can’t possibly be as wealthy as he claims to be or confirmation that he may be almost as wealthy as he claims to be, but like with many corporations in the U.S. today, he has created shell corporations abroad to shield a large portion of his income (income from many of his known companies abroad do not appear in his U.S. tax return)

      – Confirmation that he has direct dealings with some shady people/organizations that he would rather most people weren’t aware of

      Anyone care to add to this list?

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      1. TZToronto August 23, 2016

        Medical expenses that might indicate that he’s not nearly as healthy as he, and his alleged doctor, claim. He’s said that he works very hard to pay as little tax as possible, so why would he leave out his deductible medical expenses.

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        1. FireBaron August 24, 2016

          Oh, I believe the “doctor’s letter” that showed he tested positive for everything. Only someone suffering from severe mental disease or brain rot could come up with some of the things he has been proposing.

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        2. Joan August 29, 2016

          I think that we will find that he has over leveraged his assets. He has said repeatedly that he loved debt. It was the over leveraging of his casino assets that led to declaring them bankrupt three times. The people he currently owes money too, Russians of dubious character and China would react negatively to the very real possibility that Trump owes more than he can ever pay. He is right to be fearful of releasing his returns.

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      2. nutbar August 24, 2016

        Ineligible deductions for collagen injections to make his fingers larger and a botched operation to fill out the orangutan weave on his noggin are sure to be scrutinized.

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        1. Independent1 August 24, 2016

          Thanks for the chuckles!!!

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  2. Insinnergy August 23, 2016

    See… even Aglanderp won’t touch this one.
    Which goes to show that some Trump stories are so terrible that even the dumbest Troll knows they can’t successfully spin them.

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    1. Aaron Zanzibari August 24, 2016

      Yes, I noticed his silence and that of a few other cohorts of his. They must be shell-shocked at how their beloved is being hammered.

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  3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 23, 2016

    We must be prepared for “doctored” returns and other fraudulent facsimiles.

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    1. Independent1 August 23, 2016

      Like Romney doctored or fudged the two tax returns he agreed to make public to make it look like he was paying ‘a respectable’ tax rate of at least something over 10%. When in reality he probably normally had been paying close to zero by making maximum use of all the loopholes affordable to millionaires who run corporations;and on top of that shelter millions of dollars overseas in tax havens like the Cayman Islands just to cover income that they don’t even declare in their U.S. returns. You can be sure there was a nefarious reason Romney was adamant about not making any older returns available to the public that hadn’t been fudged.

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  4. FireBaron August 24, 2016

    One important thing everyone keeps missing. His Tax Returns will NOT show his actual wealth. Only his income and expenses for that year. Will there be some damaging information? Oh, I think we can pretty well count on it.

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    1. rose528 September 3, 2016

      he has NO WEALTH

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  5. 1Zoe55 August 24, 2016

    Yes, I heard that Trump is calling for a special Congressional investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Who in the hell gives Trump any right to call a Congressional Investigation? Trump does not have the power to call anything but his dog to come get dinner. Let Congress investigate Trump’s ties to Putin/Russia and the amount of money Trump owes to China. I am so tired of this pontificating (but dangerous) buffoon. He needs to be humiliated at the polls in November.

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    1. jmprint August 24, 2016

      Me too, very tired of the buffoon.

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  6. Eleanore Whitaker August 24, 2016

    Look, one of the reasons presidential candidates are supposed to, in good faith, disclose their business connections is to avoid the potential for any president to use those business connections in conflict of interest to American citizens.

    Trump won’t disclose them but in reality, without that disclosure, he cannot take the oath of office.

    His tax returns will show his annual income so long as it has been properly reported. That’s why HE refuses to disclose it. He knows that like many skanky CEOs, his CPAs have “fudged” he actual income to make it appear he was operating at a loss.

    This is done all the time by business owners. Just not for more than a few years. We do need a law that doesn’t allow any business to claim “loss” interminably. The last employer I worked for did this for more than 30 years, even when there was an obvious profit.

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  7. Joe Rossman August 24, 2016

    Many of these years are closed by audit, i.e., the IRS sends audit closure letters. Trump claims they are all tied together. What an imbecile.

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  8. rose528 September 3, 2016

    he doesn’t have as much as he brags about, HE IS A LOSER AND A SCAMMER

    Reply

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