In an effort to distract people’s attention from tomorrow’s Trump-Biden debate, the mainstream media, led by the anti-Trump Drudge Report, throws mud against the wall, starting with the release of allegedly confidential tax returns leaked by anonymous sources to the New York Times.
One, it seems curious to me that the New York Times, the mainstream paper of record that published anonymously-sourced lies, without retraction after exposure, is taken to be a credible source. When the paper refuses to show the Trump Organization the tax returns in question, can the New York Times be trusted? Apparently not -- given their reporting on the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin’s massacre of Ukrainians, and the massive falsehoods released during the Obama Administration’s SPYGATE affair.
Two, it should surprise nobody that the opening salvo fired by the New York Times was picked up by the Drudge Report, which serves as the lazy reporter’s idea source for news and feature stories.
Three, it all looks so credible, “WATCHDOG CLAIMS CAMPAIGN ‘LAUNDERING’ MONEY” and linking to a seemingly credible establishment financial news source like Forbes.
Nonpartisan Watchdog Accuses Trump Campaign Of ‘Laundering’ $170 Million
The Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission Tuesday accusing the Trump campaign of “laundering” $170 million through numerous companies, some with connections to former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.
But it all falls apart when you find that the Campaign Legal Center, billed as a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group, is one of those progressive socialist democrat hit sites…
Litigation and Advocacy Organization
The Campaign Legal Center is an advocacy group aligned with left-of-center interests that supports strict enforcement of campaign finance laws. Legal Center attorneys track and participate in a variety of cases around the country involving campaign finance law at the federal, state, and local levels.
Trevor Potter serves as president of CLC. Potter previously served as general counsel for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in his 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns. Prior to his work for the McCain campaign, Potter was a partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding and later served as a commissioner on the FEC from 1991-1996.
Jason Jaffery serves as the chief development officer of the CLC. Jaffery previously worked as the director of development at the left-of-center Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). For seven years, Jaffery was the development director for another left-wing organization, the ACLU of Ohio Foundation, but later moved to the Aspen Institute and then the Democracy Collaborative.
The CLC website includes a list of institutional donors.
Not exactly the fair and impartial source you might expect.
But, look at the facts:
(1) A debt load of $421 million in a billion-dollar real-estate empire is a pittance, even if this was the correct amount he may be obligated to pay. Most real estate operations are highly-leveraged using debt as the lever. Tax "avoidance" is smart, whereas tax evasion is criminal. Trump does not do his own taxes and employs professional tax attorneys and accountants. Trump donates his salary to charity and most of the deductions were created by Obama's rules and regulations.
(2) The timing is suspect since the Internal Revenue Service and various state taxing authorities have had the real documents for years and have mounted formidable audit efforts.
(3) A look at the Soros and progressive funding sources behind this so-called nonpartisan watchdog tell a far different story.
(4) But the real kicker is – considering what President Trump has done for America and ALL Americans, his crimes, if any, will never match the crimes of President Obama and Hillary Clinton, who sold-out America to IRAN and the RUSSIANS while mounting the most massive, most extensive cover-up in the history of the United States.
I call bullshit.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS