“As far as I know, and that only goes through late ’96, he didn’t (have the expertise to manipulate the tax code),” Mitnick said during an interview Wednesday with NBC News. Trump’s lack of expertise was exactly why he hired Mitnick.
What this means is that the entire liberal narrative alleging that Trump personally manipulated the US tax code in an effort to circumvent the spirit of the law is patently false.
Instead Trump had a professional accountant do what professional accountants do — prepare his taxes and maximize his deductions. And that’s what every screeching liberal does annually around April 15.
As if to drive home the point that the charges of Trump manipulating the system were false, Mitnick further explained to CNN, “Those returns were entirely created by us.”
In other words, Trump had virtually zero involvement with the tax process.
That obliterates one of the Democrats’ biggest talking points. But it doesn’t deal with the core question involved: “Is it wrong to maximize your tax deductions?” The answer, of course, is a resounding no.
Of course, the coup de grâce in this entire made-up controversy is that Hillary Rodham Clinton did on her taxes exactly what she’s accusing Donald Trump of doing.