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(The Hill)   What has Trump REALLY upset about Mueller's investigation is not the probing of his ties with Russia, but the idea that the Special Counsel can get access to his tax returns. You know, the ones he promised to release when the IRS audit was over?   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-07-21 12:46:55 PM  
I remember reading somewhere that Preet Bhara was fired because he was on the verge of obtaining a subpoena for his tax returns in an ongoing RICO investigation related to Trump Casino.

Must be a goldmine of incriminating shiat in there.
 
2017-07-21 12:49:00 PM  

markie_farkie: Must be a goldmine of incriminating shiat in there.


Who you paid interest to can be very enlightening.
 
2017-07-21 12:49:47 PM  
Trump is terrified the world will find out he's a 2biatchump who's all hat and no cattle.
 
2017-07-21 12:51:13 PM  

Cewley: Trump is terrified the world will find out he's a 2biatchump who's all hat and no cattle.


I like this. Well said.
 
2017-07-21 12:51:57 PM  

Cewley: Trump is terrified the world will find out he's a 2biatchump who's all hat and no cattle.


Trump couldn't hump 1 biatch, much less 2 biatch
 
2017-07-21 12:52:21 PM  
4 things I expect to be revealed from his tax returns.

1) He's not worth nearly what he claims to be. I would hesitate to say he's worth $100M, much less $3.5B claimed
2) He's never once donated to charity
3) He pays nothing in taxes
4) He owes a shiat ton of money to foreign countries, and specifically Russia
 
2017-07-21 12:53:30 PM  
Seriously, just imagine what might have happened if Clinton or Obama had refused to release their taxes.

Jesus, Trump supporters are farking hypocrites.
 
2017-07-21 12:54:27 PM  
Still fascinated that some random joe in the IRS hasn't leaked the returns.
 
2017-07-21 12:56:18 PM  
With his ego, it has to be forcing him to reveal that his net worth is significantly less than he claims, not to mention that he owes money to Russia. Two things that he vehemently argues about. That, or there is some massive tax fraud going on and he knows it.
 
2017-07-21 12:58:27 PM  

whidbey: Seriously, just imagine what might have happened if Clinton or Obama had refused to release their taxes.

Jesus, Trump supporters are farking hypocrites.


They went full apeshiat because they didn;t get to see his undergrad transcripts (which would have proved?   I never did follow) or is Kidergarten report which they though had him listed as a Muslim (which MEANT something)
 
2017-07-21 01:01:14 PM  
It's not the who and where in his returns he's afraid of. He's worried we will all find out he has tiny numbers.
 
2017-07-21 01:02:22 PM  

scottydoesntknow: He's not worth nearly what he claims to be. I would hesitate to say he's worth $100M, much less $3.5B claimed


He's pretty much stated in his own words that his net worth is much smaller than he lets on.  "Goodwill" is a artificial number used in accounting to account for the perceived brand value an entity has.

He said it varies from day to day, based on his own feelings at the moment.

"Goodwill" can be on the books as an asset, with virtually nothing to substantiate it.
 
2017-07-21 01:07:31 PM  

markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: He's not worth nearly what he claims to be. I would hesitate to say he's worth $100M, much less $3.5B claimed

He's pretty much stated in his own words that his net worth is much smaller than he lets on.  "Goodwill" is a artificial number used in accounting to account for the perceived brand value an entity has.

He said it varies from day to day, based on his own feelings at the moment.

"Goodwill" can be on the books as an asset, with virtually nothing to substantiate it.


I would love to be the forensic accountant who has to delve into that. Sure, it is probably a nightmare, but I have a feeling that it involves a lot of wholesale crossing-off and just deleting random values that have no legitimate value.

"This is the most bullshiat return I've seen."
 
2017-07-21 01:07:46 PM  

Magorn: whidbey: Seriously, just imagine what might have happened if Clinton or Obama had refused to release their taxes.

Jesus, Trump supporters are farking hypocrites.

They went full apeshiat because they didn;t get to see his undergrad transcripts (which would have proved?   I never did follow) or is Kidergarten report which they though had him listed as a Muslim (which MEANT something)


Obama's undergrad transcripts were supposed to show that (a) Obama never actually attended Cokumbia, (b) Obama got bad grades at Columbia and only got accepted at Harvard Law because of affirmative action, and/or (c) Obama was enrolled as a foreign student.

His kindergarten records were also supposed to show that he was born in Kenya, and/or that his parents were not actually his parents.

There were some wackier theories floating around Freeperland, etc., but those were the main reasons the idiots "needed" to see his college and kindergarten records.
 
2017-07-21 01:12:51 PM  
I love how the talking point now is Mueller and his team are a bunch of "liberal activists".
 
2017-07-21 01:16:23 PM  
I also love how Trump goes around saying about the states that refused to provide voter information, "What do they have to hide?"

Seriously, Trumpers, how do you defend this shiat? Difficulty: no deflecting to Clinton or Obama.
 
2017-07-21 01:22:31 PM  
By promised, I think you meant lied.

That or the IRS is running the longest audit in history.
 
2017-07-21 01:30:57 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: I love how the talking point now is Mueller and his team are a bunch of "liberal activists".


He's a freaking Republican ffs.

I guess the problem is that he's a Republican who still values the rule of law, which automatically makes him a traitor as far as the current batch of Republicans are concerned.
 
2017-07-21 01:33:10 PM  
How do we know Mueller doesn't already have his tax returns? There's nothing that says he couldn't or can't get a judge to order the IRS to turn them over, in secret.
 
2017-07-21 01:34:25 PM  

Kornchex: The Goddamn Batman: I love how the talking point now is Mueller and his team are a bunch of "liberal activists".

He's a freaking Republican ffs.

I guess the problem is that he's a Republican who still values the rule of law, which automatically makes him a traitor as far as the current batch of Republicans are concerned.


Yep, he doesn't fall in line behind the God Emperor and is therefore a traitor.

This is what Trumpers actually believe.
 
2017-07-21 01:44:01 PM  
Donald is not a very smart person, is he?
 
2017-07-21 01:45:59 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: I also love how Trump goes around saying about the states that refused to provide voter information, "What do they have to hide?"

Seriously, Trumpers, how do you defend this shiat? Difficulty: no deflecting to Clinton or Obama.


1. It's okay if you are Republican.
2. It's okay if you are stigginit.
 
2017-07-21 01:46:10 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: I love how the talking point now is Mueller and his team are a bunch of "liberal activists".


They're already working on it. Trump's lawyers are going through records of donations made by members of Mueller's team. Expect to hear "So and So donated $50 to the the Sierra Club 20 years ago so they are clearly biased and must be fired."
 
2017-07-21 01:46:16 PM  

Cewley: Trump is terrified the world will find out he's a 2biatchump who's all hat and no cattle.


This.

The illegal shiat is just the ketchup on the well done steak of being a phoney.
 
2017-07-21 01:46:41 PM  
We know Trump is a crook.  Getting his finances lets us know the magnitude of his financial crimes.
 
2017-07-21 01:47:32 PM  

markie_farkie: I remember reading somewhere that Preet Bhara was fired because he was on the verge of obtaining a subpoena for his tax returns in an ongoing RICO investigation related to Trump Casino.

Must be a goldmine of incriminating shiat in there.


Like Sweden, tax returns should be public record.
 
2017-07-21 01:48:35 PM  

DarnoKonrad: markie_farkie: I remember reading somewhere that Preet Bhara was fired because he was on the verge of obtaining a subpoena for his tax returns in an ongoing RICO investigation related to Trump Casino.

Must be a goldmine of incriminating shiat in there.

Like Sweden, tax returns should be public record.


I don't believe Sweden is a public record.
 
2017-07-21 01:49:08 PM  

kevlar51: Still fascinated that some random joe in the IRS hasn't leaked the returns.


The Mueller investigation has had it's fair share of leaks. Once they get ahold of Trump's tax returns the juicy bits will be leaked ASAP.
 
2017-07-21 01:49:34 PM  

SoupGuru: Donald is not a very smart person, is he?


smart enough to give up a cushy job being a TV personality with no responsibility or accountability  to the hardest most scrutinized job on the planet.
 
2017-07-21 01:49:51 PM  

kevlar51: Still fascinated that some random joe in the IRS hasn't leaked the returns.


Tax returns at the IRS are actually rather tightly secured.  They are stored electronically, with all access logged.  You can't just go pull them up unless you're specifically working on them such an investigation, and anybody pulling one sends a notification to the relevant supervisor. . .and getting caught even accessing one improperly can get you fired, if not arrested.

Basically there are a LOT of safeguards in place to make it very, VERY difficult for an IRS employee who isn't directly involved with auditing someone to be able to pull their taxes, much less leak that document,
 
2017-07-21 01:49:56 PM  

Gubbo: By promised, I think you meant lied.

That or the IRS is running the longest audit in history.


Didn't the IRS themselves put out a statement saying that they had no problem with Two Scoops releasing the info?
 
2017-07-21 01:50:22 PM  

scottydoesntknow: 4 things I expect to be revealed from his tax returns.

1) He's not worth nearly what he claims to be. I would hesitate to say he's worth $100M, much less $3.5B claimed
2) He's never once donated to charity
3) He pays nothing in taxes
4) He owes a shiat ton of money to foreign countries, and specifically Russia


I expect to discover he's guilty of income tax evasion/fraud.
The four you listed, while probably true, aren't illegal.
 
2017-07-21 01:50:34 PM  

Vacation Bible School: DarnoKonrad: markie_farkie: I remember reading somewhere that Preet Bhara was fired because he was on the verge of obtaining a subpoena for his tax returns in an ongoing RICO investigation related to Trump Casino.

Must be a goldmine of incriminating shiat in there.

Like Sweden, tax returns should be public record.

I don't believe Sweden is a public record.



Norway then.
 
2017-07-21 01:51:08 PM  
RULE #1:

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2017-07-21 01:51:15 PM  

SoupGuru: Donald is not a very smart person, is he?


Nope!
 
2017-07-21 01:51:15 PM  

scottydoesntknow: 4 things I expect to be revealed from his tax returns.

1) He's not worth nearly what he claims to be. I would hesitate to say he's worth $100M, much less $3.5B claimed
2) He's never once donated to charity
3) He pays nothing in taxes
4) He owes a shiat ton of money to foreign countries, and specifically Russia


I'm sure he has donated to charities, but they are charities only for tax purposes and facilitate #3
 
2017-07-21 01:52:14 PM  

Cewley: Trump is terrified the world will find out he's a 2biatchump who's all hat and no cattle.


In Trump's case he'd be "all glitter and no gold".
 
2017-07-21 01:52:27 PM  

Vacation Bible School: DarnoKonrad: markie_farkie: I remember reading somewhere that Preet Bhara was fired because he was on the verge of obtaining a subpoena for his tax returns in an ongoing RICO investigation related to Trump Casino.

Must be a goldmine of incriminating shiat in there.

Like Sweden, tax returns should be public record.

I don't believe Sweden is a public record.


By stating your beliefs you have declassified 'Sweden'. Disclose! DISCLOSE!
 
2017-07-21 01:53:38 PM  

Silverstaff: kevlar51: Still fascinated that some random joe in the IRS hasn't leaked the returns.

Tax returns at the IRS are actually rather tightly secured.  They are stored electronically, with all access logged.  You can't just go pull them up unless you're specifically working on them such an investigation, and anybody pulling one sends a notification to the relevant supervisor. . .and getting caught even accessing one improperly can get you fired, if not arrested.

Basically there are a LOT of safeguards in place to make it very, VERY difficult for an IRS employee who isn't directly involved with auditing someone to be able to pull their taxes, much less leak that document,


Good info--thanks
 
2017-07-21 01:54:06 PM  

max_pooper: The Goddamn Batman: I love how the talking point now is Mueller and his team are a bunch of "liberal activists".

They're already working on it. Trump's lawyers are going through records of donations made by members of Mueller's team. Expect to hear "So and So donated $50 to the the Sierra Club 20 years ago so they are clearly biased and must be fired."


That's fine - the response can be "using the office of the POTUS to hamper Mueller's team? Also obstruction of justice" in return.
 
2017-07-21 01:54:30 PM  

max_pooper: Expect to hear "So and So donated $50 to the the Sierra Club 20 years ago so they are clearly biased and must be fired."


It should be pointed out, as often as possible, that Kremlin Don has, on numerous occasions, admitted to donating to Democrats.
 
2017-07-21 01:54:58 PM  
I'm honestly a bit amazed that they haven't been leaked by anyone since he's taken office.
 
2017-07-21 01:54:59 PM  
I have a suspicion that the countdown clock for the moment Trump's tax forms are requested is quite similar to the countdown clock for Mueller's firing.
 
2017-07-21 01:56:15 PM  

parasol: scottydoesntknow: 4 things I expect to be revealed from his tax returns.

1) He's not worth nearly what he claims to be. I would hesitate to say he's worth $100M, much less $3.5B claimed
2) He's never once donated to charity
3) He pays nothing in taxes
4) He owes a shiat ton of money to foreign countries, and specifically Russia

I expect to discover he's guilty of income tax evasion/fraud.
The four you listed, while probably true, aren't illegal.


And #4 is really just to show that he might be in a compromised position.

2 and 3 just look bad politically. And 1 just hits at his ego.
 
2017-07-21 01:58:46 PM  

NeoCortex42: I'm honestly a bit amazed that they haven't been leaked by anyone since he's taken office.


Here's a thought:

maybe there aren't any.
 
2017-07-21 01:59:28 PM  

Torgo_of_Manos: max_pooper: Expect to hear "So and So donated $50 to the the Sierra Club 20 years ago so they are clearly biased and must be fired."

It should be pointed out, as often as possible, that Kremlin Don has, on numerous occasions, admitted to donating to Democrats.


People with an IQ higher than room temperature will see through Trump's bullshiat claims but his supporters and congressional Republicans will fall for it.
 
2017-07-21 01:59:51 PM  

SoupGuru: Donald is not a very smart person, is he?


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2017-07-21 02:00:55 PM  

Cewley: Trump is terrified the world will find out he's a 2biatchump who's all hat and no cattle.


Ob:
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2017-07-21 02:00:59 PM  
Why is his audit taking so long?  He has under audit like a decade, if there was something really fishy wouldn't he have gotten into trouble by now?
 
2017-07-21 02:01:56 PM  

max_pooper: Torgo_of_Manos: max_pooper: Expect to hear "So and So donated $50 to the the Sierra Club 20 years ago so they are clearly biased and must be fired."

It should be pointed out, as often as possible, that Kremlin Don has, on numerous occasions, admitted to donating to Democrats.

People with an IQ higher than room temperature will see through Trump's bullshiat claims but his supporters and congressional Republicans will fall for it.


Congressional Republicans aren't even falling for it, they know it's bullshiat. . .they are just turning a blind eye to avoid political ramifications of an impeachment, so they can keep their pet idiot sitting there as a signing machine for whenever they DO pass something idiotic.
 
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