Point of No Return

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By Bill Maher

On Fox News Sunday, Bill Hemmer asked Mick Mulvaney if we’re ever going to see Trump’s tax returns. “Oh no, never,” was his reply. At least you have to give him credit for not jerking us around with nonsense about an audit or “I’ll get back to you; we’re looking into it very strongly." 

Here’s the thing – and I swear I’m not making this up – there’s a rule that the IRS has to show Congress the president’s taxes if they ask, but the rule doesn’t say when they have to do it, or what the punishment is if they don’t. So it’s the same as no rule at all. It’s like if the Second Amendment protected your right to move objects with your mind. 

Mulvaney did parrot one Kellyanne line. He said "That's an issue that was already litigated during the election. Voters knew the president could've have given his tax returns. They knew that he didn't and they elected him anyway." But if you follow that logic, we should see the taxes. In 2018, voters elected a Democratic Congress. And they’re the ones asking.

Every day that Trump doesn’t tweet that he doesn’t have to produce his taxes because Obama didn’t show us his grades is a miracle. Why hasn’t anyone at Fox & Friends fed him this line?