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Mask Trump, unmask his taxes

July 9, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Supreme Court rulings in two cases related to President Trump's taxes ensure, writes Ed McCaffery, that the insanity will continue, with no resolution before November's election: delay, expense, the rule of law stretched to the breaking point -- all to attempt to prevent our elected President from turning over his taxes -- something a great many of us have already done, whether willingly or without choice.

-- you likely already have turned over your tax returns to the web.

But if you are the President of the United States, and the Supreme Court tells you that your accountant must -- maybe -- turn over directly relevant tax returns to a legitimately appointed criminal grand jury of a sovereign authority, New York City?

Even in the Vance case, from New York, the Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court and will allow the President and his lawyers to argue on more narrow grounds against the subpoena.

Maybe it is time to pass simple laws that make this simple point even simpler for a President who does not like to read much.

One, every President must disclose his or her tax returns.

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