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PBC News & Comment: Tax Returns Reveal Trump As Fraud, Fraudster

PBC News & Comment, 9.28.20: Tax Returns Reveal Trump As Fraud, Fraudster


As suspected, Trump isn’t as rich as he pretends, and his wealth is based in part on ongoing tax fraud….--NY Times gets hold of Trump tax returns for past 18 years; his wealth and income are far less than he pretends, and he is an expert tax cheat who’s deeply in debt

--David Sirota raises key questions regarding Trump’s finances

--Brad Parscale, demoted as Trump campaign manager, was involved in drunken cop confrontation Sunday, then went to psych ward

--Trump calls tax revelations Fake News, as NY Times is exposed by The Grayzone Project for Fake News involving ISIS hoaxter

--Erik Wemple at WashPost goes deep on the disputed reporting

--Trump names Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, a real test of Democratic resistance to hard-right zealot, member of “People of Praise” cult

--voters tell pollsters that new president should pick court nominee

--new bodycam footage shows Louisville cops violated crime scene rules after killing Breonna Taylor

--LA Sheriff’s deputy caught on video beating protester with riot shield

--LA PD releases video of scene of shooting of protester with projectile, without the actual incident

--in weekend protest, anti-racist protest leader is charged with attempted murder after fleeing counter-protesters in her car, striking and injuring 2

--report shows 104 car runovers at protests this summer

--LA Times launches self-examination of racism in the newsroom

--in Portland, the Proud Boys rally drew few Boys, no major incidents

--in Assange extradition hearing, defense witness dismantles claim that Assange helped Manning hack; reports from Shadowproof, ConsortiumNews and Craig Murray

--our daily Covid-19 update, prepared by Linda Lewis

--NYU Prof. Mark Crispin Miller is criticized for teaching students to be skeptical of mask requirements