People Unclear

This is number 78 of a series

Yes, it’s Sunday again, and there are still people who have not been reading the daily memo. Actually, Sunday doesn’t matter. This happens every day of the week, even Christmas and New Years.

Who’s in the box today? How about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders?

White House says Congress ‘not smart enough’ to understand Trump’s taxes

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders spent Sunday morning in full defense of President Trump on everything from his reluctance to release his taxes to his change of heart on WikiLeaks and tweeted attacks on a Muslim congresswoman.

Sanders told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace that she thought members of Congress “weren’t smart enough” to understand Trump’s tax returns.

“This is a dangerous, dangerous road,” said Sanders. “And frankly, Chris, I don’t think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be.”

“My guess is most of them don’t do their own taxes,” she added, “and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything.”

Whoa! Did somebody ever miss the boat. All right, let’s give an inch. Members aren’t smart enough to understand Trump’s tax returns? Let’s spot Sanders that point and go for the win. Let’s assume Democratic members of Congress, who last year turned up a few moss-covered rocks and exposed stuff underneath, going on to trounce Republicans in the House races. Now those not-so-smart Democrats don’t need to be smart enough to understand President Trump’s tax returns. They don’t need to be smart, because there are such things as tax lawyers and certified public accountants, and the House Committee for Oversight and Reform has some and can hire more if needed.

Do I quit now while I’m ahead, or do I twist it some more? How about a few inches deeper. Where to start?

  • Monetary commitments to associates of the Russian government
  • Money from the Trump Foundation going into private pockets
  • Trump Organization [official name of Donald Trump’s business] revenue from foreign dignitaries

There are multiple reasons Donald Trump has, despite campaign promises, refused to release his tax returns. Mrs. Sanders may not want to know these reasons, but I do, the American public does, and the House Committee for Oversight and Reform does. And they are the ones who count.

And that should clear up a few matters for White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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