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Bombshell NYT report on Trump’s taxes shows ongoing threat to America’s interests: Trump biographer

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who published a portion of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax form in 2017 explained on MSNBC how the bombshell New York Times report on the president’s taxes shows an ongoing threat to America.

David Cay Johnston was interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews shortly after the story broke on Tuesday.

“What did you make of this?” Matthews asked.”Does this square with the information you had all along?”

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“Absolutely this is what I have been trying to tell people,” he replied. “It is consistent with what I reported when I got Trump’s 2005 form 1040 tax return two years ago and what I reported back in the 90s when he arranged to shed a billion dollars of debt.”

“These losses that The New York Times shows are way beyond the losses he could take from real estate. These show Donald Trump is not the modern Midas who turns everything to gold. He is the wizard and Toto, in the form of The New York Times, has pulled back the curtain and revealed the con man,” he continued.

“According to The New York Times, and this is the killer for tomorrow’s news, Trump paid no — is everybody listening now — no federal income taxes for eight of the 10 years,” Matthews noted. “Here’s this character who pays no taxes eight out of ten years. That’s what a lot of people suspected was the reason he kept this secret.”

“Exactly, because Donald Trump is a conman,” Johnston noted.

“There is not now and never has been verifiable evidence that Donald Trump has ever had a billion dollars,” he continued. “What we know from public records and his actions and now this report in The New York Times is that money flows in and it flows out faster than it flows in. ”

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“And one of the reasons we should all be concerned about that is someone in search for money to maintain the appearance that they’re wealthy is likely to commit crimes and be open to various actions and one of the things has been looked at — we don’t have a definitive answer — Donald Trump laundering money for Russians, Saudis, Emiratis and others through real estate deal, some of which I have written about, that make no sense as a business deal, but absolutely make sense as money laundering and pay off operations,” he explained.


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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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WATCH: Trump advisor trashes Dr. Fauci — while pushing coronavirus conspiracy theories

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White House economic advisor Peter Navarro pushed several conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic as the administration attempts to deflect blame for America responding to coronavirus worse than any other developed country.

At one point in the interview, MSNBC's Ali Velshi had to ask, "What are you talking about?"

Navarro harshly criticized Dr. Tony Fauci, who is one of his colleagues in the administration.

And he tried to blame the "Chinese Communist Party" for the disease, saying "they spawned the virus, they hid virus, they sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationalists over here to seed and spread the virus before we knew."

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Ron DeSantis threw temper tantrum after Trump hired strategist he ‘exiled’ from Florida GOP: report

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On Friday, Politico reported that President Donald Trump has brought back longtime Florida Republican strategist Susie Wiles to try to save his electoral chances in the critical swing state — and that Gov. Ron DeSantis, who worked to cast her out of power in the Florida GOP, is enraged by the move.

"Trump’s decision to reinstate Susie Wiles to his campaign’s good inner circle follows months of behind-the-scenes efforts to bring her back after she was exiled at the demand of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had her cast out of the president’s good graces in September," reported Gary Fineout and Marc Caputo, and it "comes as polls show Trump trailing Democrat Joe Biden in Trump's adopted home state. Trump won Florida four years ago by less than 113,000 votes and a loss in the battleground would likely doom his reelection effort."

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