Trump's charitable donations are already being investigated in New York, and his tax returns show that he also committed tax fraud at the federal level.
According to the New York Times:
Even without the details of Mr. Trump's individual giving, The Times was able to identify public, philanthropic promises that seem either exaggerated or never made. In any case, the magnitude of his promise exceeded what he gave the I.R.S. he had given in a given year.
While it's possible he chose not to report some of his donations, his 2010-2014 tax records reflect far less than he claimed – $ 735,238 in cash and $ 26.8 million in real estate and others Benefits in kind.
If Trump has lied to the IRS about charitable giving over the years, it is systematic tax fraud. It is not a bug that paying the penalty should correct. It is evidence that Donald Trump lied to the U.S. Treasury Department and illegally avoided taxes.
The evidence that Trump committed multiple forms of tax fraud is growing increasingly overwhelming. New York State is investigating these lies, and so should the IRS.
Donald Trump could soon be without the presidency to protect him from criminal prosecution. At some point in the near future, prosecutors will have his tax returns, and if they do, nothing will stop them from filing criminal charges against the man who could then be known as former President Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association