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Here’s how Trump’s plan to hide his taxes could blow up in his face during the 2020 campaign

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President Donald Trump has tried to stonewall the public disclosure of his tax returns by every means at his disposal.

However, many legal experts say that the law about the Treasury Department furnishing over tax returns upon request by Congress is so clear that Trump is only delaying the inevitable.

In fact, as Politico reports, there’s a good chance that Trump is setting himself up to have his taxes forced out at the worst possible time: During the heat of the 2020 presidential campaign.

“Federal courts are already ruling quickly against Trump in his other attempts to block Congress,” Politico writes. “The Supreme Court could also be a dead end if the case doesn’t present new legal issues or divide appellate courts. That means there’s a decent chance the White House could lose the fight and be forced to hand over Trump’s tax records before the election.”

Michael Stern, a former senior counsel in the House of Representatives’ Office of General Counsel, tells Politico that Trump has been “gambling” that he can keep his taxes secret until after the 2020 election, but he warns that the president is vastly underestimating the risks of the game he’s playing.

“I don’t think anyone would say that it’s impossible for there to be a final order for him to produce the tax returns by the middle of next year,” he said.

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Kerry Kircher, who was the House’s general counsel from 2011 to 2016 and deputy counsel from 1996 to 2010, also tells Politico that Trump can’t be certain that the Supreme Court will bail him out of trouble.

“It wouldn’t surprise me to see this one run out of steam after the court of appeals considers it,” he said.

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Trump campaign manager counting on Florida ‘Hispanic outreach’ as president trails in state poll

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In a deep dive into why Donald Trump is so focused on Florida as he begins his re-election campaign, Politico reports that polls show the president is behind in the must-win state and that his campaign manager believes he can salvage the state with multiple Hispanic outreach initiatives.

Noting that the president is kicking off his bid to hang onto the Oval Office in Orlando on Tuesday night, the report states that those close to Trump claim he has an obsession with the state.

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GOP pollster gets hilariously destroyed after blaming a broken elevator in his European hotel on ‘socialism’

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Republican pollster Frank Luntz drew hackles from across the internet on Tuesday after he blamed a broken elevator at a hotel in Austria on "socialism."

Writing on Twitter, Luntz complained that the elevator at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria has not been functioning for three straight days -- and said that the European social welfare state was responsible for this purportedly dire situation.

"Please don’t bring European-style socialism to America," Luntz pleaded.

I’m at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. Almost 200 rooms… But the elevator has been broken for 3 days.

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Columnists bid a brutal farewell to ‘sneering’ Sarah Sanders: Her ‘awfulness was a thing to behold’

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On Tuesday, New York Times columnists Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discussed the departure of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who they agreed was one of the worst press secretaries in modern times.

"She brought us back to the bad old days when women were supposed to be seen and not heard, but lately she wasn't seen all that much either," said Collins. "Who would want to go down in history as the press secretary who got rid of the press briefing?"

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