Trump’s taxes don’t show “any income of any type from Russian sources” — “with a few exceptions,” according to attorneys who audited Trump’s taxes. Really, this should be enough for the American people to feel confident when the president says that he has no ties to Russia. This is in accordance with a letter from Morgan Lewis, one of lawyers for Trump’s Taxes.
Those “few exceptions” in the letter correspond to three categories. The 2013 Miss Universe Pageant, owned by Trump, was held near Moscow. In 2008, Trump sold a Palm Beach estate to a Russian. And, his businesses, not him, had many deals with Russians with his golf clubs and hotel chains. Since, he won’t share, we have to trust the claims of his attorneys.
Trump’s lawyers said they reviewed his tax returns for the past decade. But they didn’t release those returns or any other related documents, so there’s currently no way to independently verify the claims. Most likely, we will need to just trust what the president says. Why?- because he says we can. So, there you have it. Trump’s taxes have cleared him of any connection to Russia. So, now let’s move on to bigger things, like presidential inaccuracies. Oh, wait, he just tweeted that he is too busy for his subordinates to be accurate in what he says and does.