I’ve been saying this for the last 100 days:
Trump’s taxes are the main trail we need to indict him for espionage and he knows that. That’s why he has surrounded himself with the likes of Paul Maniford, clearly a Russian liaison, Sessions, sworn to protect Trump not the American people, Tillerson, a known friend to Putin seeking to drill for oil in Russia, and now Ross, the master money launderer for illegal money Russian bankers.
The following is from Silence of The Lambs. When Hannibal tells Starling how to catch Buffalo Bill he discloses valuable principles to employ when seeking the truth about criminals. I’ve put in paranthesis words that make this relevant to the current Trump/Russia puzzle.
Hannibal Lector: First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing, ask what is it in itself? What is its nature? What does he do, this man you seek? ( you seek to expose?)
Starling: – He kills women. ( He lies.)
Lector: No. That is incidental! What is the first thing he does? What needs does he serve by killing? ( … by lying. )
Starling: Anger. Social acceptance.- Sexual frustrations. – (Sexual Frustration. A need to beloved. Criminal activity.)
Lector: No. He covets. ( No. He hides the truth about damning things.) That is his nature. And how do we begin to covet (cover up the truth) , Clarice? Do we seek out things to covet (cover up) ? Make an effort to answer now.
Starling: No. We just…
Lector: No! … We begin by coveting what we see every day. (No! … we begin covering up the truth about the things we do every day.) ….
And what does Trump do everyday? He runs businesses. He started by being a builder, but went into a cash business in the 1980’s – casinos. That was his Hannibal Lector moment. He became a person who wanted to hide cash from the government in the 1980’s. He even bragged about it on the campaign trail. As a builder, there is not much cash. As a casino and hotel operator, there is. And that’s where Russia came into his life.
I had businesses in AC like Trump in the 80’s and was familiar with him personally from a class we were in at Penn. No way he lost a billion in AC in the 1980’s. He would never let that happen. And no other casino operator lost money like that in the 1980’s. It was a boom! Ask the locals. Ask the retired lawyers who are about his age. AC was a very small town when Trump came there. There were only so many law firms. We all knew each other, often from grade school. No one lost money running casinos until 2001.
Look at the books of nearby Caesars and Bally’s or Golden Nugget.
So this is what actually happened.
Trump’s sister was married to the lawyer who defended Crazy Eddie, a convicted tax cheat.
Trump learned about the Crazy Eddie cash scam, but he did it smarter – he stashed cash into Russian banks. Now, Trump can’t let those Russian bank liaisons be known. As a businessman, he could have hid this dirt forever and he had no idea he would win the presidency and be subject to all this press and scrutiny. So Trump absolutlely needs to surround himself to people who are sworn to secrecy for him. The Russians have him essentially blackmailed for those illegal bank accounts, and by now, for many other things, including hacking the election. It’s very obvious.
We can’t have a president who is indebted to Putin or under his thumb in any way. Trump has to be impeached. Sessions is not the target folks. He is a pawn, put there to protect the king. The king is the target folks. Is it Trump or Putin? Or both?
I’m speaking now to the voters who put Trump in and to the voting system that allowed this to happen. We have all been misled by an unwitting Manchurian candidate. Putin calls that a useful idiot. Trump will never be able to take an opposing view from Putin –
for fear that they put out the truth on him. Hence, Trump’s cabinet picks are actually Putin’s picks – and whatever Putin wants, he will get from president Trump. Putin has effectively put in ( pardon the pun ) the president of the United States.
This is why Trump will not show his taxes. They show the original trail to Russia.. As a businessman, this may have been fine ( though no one is sure about that ), but as a president this association is treasonous.
This is also why Trump can’t put his kids out of his businesses. The Trump’s can’t reveal their longstanding dirt with Russia to anyone. No trust is blind enough for the Trumps.
We Need Discovery to Reveal Trump’s Taxes
We certainly have probable cause for collusion with Russians on the election. Trump said “Russia, if you are listening” on the campaign trail. We know many of his cabinet men have Russian connections, and during the campaign as well. We know they hacked the election for Trump. What else do we really need?
I have been out of AC for a long time. But I was there on the ground floor in AC when Trump started his cash business career. I saw him having lunch with Russian men with suitcases 30 years ago. It proves nothing, I know. But like the Silence of the Lambs example, this is where the investigation of Russia/Trump should start – at the beginning of the crimes. And that starts with his taxes. I believe he has been hiding cash in foreign banks for a long time. And that is why he can’t show his taxes.
Jeff Sessions is just a pawn in Trump’s game. What does a pawn do? It protects the king. That was why Trump put him in. But Sessions is not what we seek. Ask Mitt Romney what the job interview with him was all about. I’m going to ask him today. It’s all about protecting the king’s dirt, and Romney would not do it. A good enough man. Thank you Mitt.
Now we just need those taxes. I would even go so far as to say that the Democrats will support some of his policies, if he will show his taxes. Does he love America enough to show his taxes? Not. Trump would resign from office rather than reveal his taxes.
#1 Someone with authority needs to formally and publicly ask Trump if he will release his forthwith– as part of the Russian connection under the Espionge Act and demand an answer within 24 hours. Watch what happens after that.
#2. Under the powers under the Espionage Act, ask the IRS to privately reveal DT’s taxes to proper agencies, as they will be needed for a thorough investigation of the Russian connection.
Trump’s taxes will lead you to the players involved in this international vote hacking scandal. This is why he won’t volunteer them. After his taxes are revealed, the entire plot will quickly be self-evident. Trump is blackmailed b y his own dirt. And the Russians have been helping him hide his dirt for 30 years. Putin helped get Trump in and now he wants payback. It reads like a book.
Trump would never have run for office if he had to reveal his taxes. His lawyers said he would not have to. He even lied on the trail about it stating ” I will reveal my taxes at the right time”. And if he must show his taxes, I’d bet he might even leave the USA — with his draft dodger mentality.
We cannot put the history and future of the United States into the hands of the now known liar and unwitting Russian operative, Donald Trump. The one thing he won’t show, his taxes, have the trails we need to tie him to Russia in a way he cannot explain his way out of and he knows that. And our national security is not safe whilst we are busy investigating. Russia stays one step ahead of Trump and America in this game. They will be making moves in the international arena, and Trump is hamstrung. If he opposes Putin, Putin puts out the truth on Trump and he may go to jail. And Trump has draft-dodger mentality, so he has to play Putin’s game.
If Trump cared for this country at all, he would spare us this eventual embarrassment and just show his taxes. Of course, he does not really care for Americans. He never has shown anything but a desire to get richer at the cost of hard-working Americans. Yes, he’ s willing to say words like ” Make America Great” . That’s what a saleman does. But Trump’s actions, cabinet picks, lies, ties, and body language all tell the story of a man who is blackmailed by the Russians and hiding dirt.