Breaking The Law To Help Your Candidate

The Daily Caller is reporting today that The New York Times has published a story that includes some of Donald Trump’s income tax records. The records were illegally obtained. The records show no indication of illegal behavior, but reveal a serious business loss in the mid-1990’s. Evidently The New York Times thinks a twenty-year old story is important.

The article reports:

“The pages were mailed last month to Susanne Craig, a reporter at The Times who has written about Mr. Trump’s finances,” the paper explained in the story. “The documents were the first page of a New York State resident income tax return, the first page of a New Jersey nonresident tax return and the first page of a Connecticut nonresident tax return.”

The newspaper wrote in its story that Marc E. Kasowitz threatened “prompt initiation of appropriate legal action” against the Times if they published the records because Trump did not give permission for the records to be disclosed.

The takeaway from the Times’ story is that Trump “declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.”

Note that the article says “could have allowed.” There is no proof of what he paid after 1995.

This is the kind of sleaze that the Hillary Clinton campaign is known for. It is sad that The New York Times chose to be part of it.