According to a recent New York Times article, Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, which may have allowed him to legally avoid federal income taxes for nearly two decades. The Trump campaign has not confirmed or denied the accuracy of these records, but Jack Mitnick, the accountant who had prepared and signed Mr. Trump’s tax returns, confirmed to the New York Times that the documents appeared to be authentic. Susanne Craig, the reporter responsible for the bombshell revelation, subsequently wrote a piece explaining how she came into possession of Mr. Trump’s 1995 tax records:
I walked to my mailbox and spotted a manila envelope, postmarked New York, NY, with a return address of The Trump Organization. My heart skipped a beat.…
The envelope looked legitimate. I opened it, anxiously, and was astonished. Inside were what appeared to be pages from Mr. Trump’s 1995 tax records, containing detailed figures that revealed his tax strategies.
This fascinating story raises the question of who mailed the documents? What do you think?
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