I don’t know if there’s collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. I strongly doubt that there is. But I do know that today, during a press conference, Trump urged Russia to interfere with our electoral process.
This from the nominee of the “law and order” party. This from the nominee of the “God bless America!” party. This from the party that wears its Bible and flag with equal fervor.
Trump has refused to release his tax returns, which is something that every other candidate has done for the last fifty plus years. It’s a way of proving that one’s sources of income are on the level.
Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns, with the lame excuse that he’s being audited (which a: may be a lie, and b: didn’t stop Nixon from releasing his during an audit), leads me, at least, to suspect he’s probably been receiving a lot of money from Russian investors. That isn’t illegal, but it sure doesn’t look good, and it really isn’t good when you look at everything else that’s going on with him and Russia.
I do hope everyone keeps up the pressure for him to release his tax returns. There may be nothing there; there probably isn’t anything illegal (I certainly agree that he’s probably not directly working for the Russians). But if he won’t release them, it means he’s probably hiding something, and that’s not acceptable.