The Risk of Trump’s Tax Returns

I know a lot of people on the Left are excited about getting access to Trump’s tax returns. I hope that the Democrats realize there is as much political risk as there is political benefit in doing so. I absolutely agree that Congress has a right to review Trump’s tax returns, and that getting those tax returns can serve a legitimate legislative purpose. But Trump is also right that it seems like some of the Democrats want access to Trump’s tax returns to embarrass him and cause political damage, and possibly even open him up to some kind of prosecution for tax evasion. And it seems almost inevitable that someone will leak the bad parts of Trump’s tax returns to the press. But here’s the deal – the embarrassing stuff isn’t going to matter. And if the leaks suggest he cheated on his taxes, it’s even worse…

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