Emails vs Taxes
Throughout the presidential debate you will have heard incessant clamour for Trump to release his tax returns. This is one of the obvious attack points of the DNC and liberals in general to attack Trump because, simply, he has not released these documents to date, his reputation is built on his brand and everybody wants to know how much money he really owns.
Only those supporters that slavishly support the democratic party or are beholden to the status quo itself really believe this to be an important issue within the presidential debate. They hunt in packs in the media, in public, through the internet as if his taxes were the “smoking gun” that would guarantee their nominee her supposedly rightful presidency
Will Trump finally release his taxes? In the first presidential debate versus Hilary Clinton, he cleverly said “I will release my tax returns — against my lawyer's wishes — when [Hillary Clinton] releases her 33,000 emails that have been deleted.”
When Trump is able to launch a counterattack against her emails, which she has been extraordinarily lucky not to be in prison for already (me and you would be for committing 1/100 of her offences) then this clamouring to show his tax record appears absolutely inconsequential and “tone deaf” to a disorientating degree. It is just a shame that Trump, in the first debate, did not expand on the absolute corrupt nature of Clinton’s mishandling of her emails.
However, this was only the first debate out of three, and it is quite clear to me that Trump should be, and can be, making the following points in the debates.
Skipping aside the majority of the HC email story, it is well-known that she has also deleted and scrubbed clean 33,000 emails, which is an incredible and substantial number of emails to have deleted. Now clearly, the implications that she scrubbed the emails is extremely damning: she is making sure that the authorities are unable to see the content of her emails, which overwhelmingly suggests that her emails broke federal laws. It is an obvious and well known point, but for exaggeration purposes I will illustrate it here. You only scrub something clean if the remaining contents are damaging to you in some way. For example, a murderer scrubs clean a crime scene so that the police cannot trace his damaging presence at the scene.
The important point is that Trump can use these deleted emails as a stark contrast to his unreleased tax records. He has not been put in jail for tax avoidance or for contributing to fraudulent tax schemes, and the IRS has seen his tax records for a number of years and declared that his tax records are fine and well within the law. Can the same be said of Hilary Clinton? It may be the case that the incompetent and law-breaking FBI declared that HC was “extremely careless” but crucially this is without even seeing the 33,000 emails and the contents they contained; which is probably just as well for HC because they were probably truly damaging for her reputation and her personal liberty, hence her radical decision to scrub clean the toxic emails.
In a calm composed manner Trump should pose HC some questions in the next election date: “Hillary was the secretary of state, and I admire that she takes full responsibility for her deleted emails. If she were President of the United States of America, would you want a president that has a track record of not only deleting, but hiding 33.000 emails from the FBI? As President, she will have access to top-secret information and have the power to re-shape policy to mould the country in her image. Do you want a president that lied to the authorities, on multiple occasions, that she deleted those emails? Remember everyone, 33,000 is a staggering amount of emails.”
If Hilary Clinton should mention that Trump has yet to release his taxes once again during the debate, he can calmly state in a composed manner what he said in the first debate “I will release my tax returns — against my lawyer's wishes — when [Hillary Clinton] releases her 33,000 emails that have been deleted.” However, this time, he should go further into detail about what makes it so damaging that she deleted and wiped her emails clean.
“Hilary Clinton, in the last debate you said that you took full responsibility for your extremely careless use in handling your emails. (Pause) In that case, you take full responsibility in deleting, hiding and wiping cleans emails that you refused to show to the FBI and the US Government, despite the authorities demanding that you do so.”
Lastly, if Hillary Clinton were to reply that these emails simply contained work routines, yoga exercises and the like, Trump can just simply reply: “Why delete and wipe the emails? Surely the FBI could have seen that these emails were personal and deemed them insignificant.”