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I’ve waded through the entire (very long) NY Times article about Trump’s taxes, but I have to say that Heather Cox Richardson has a much better summary of it.

Here’s one paragraph from it:

This, of course, means that Trump is a huge national security risk. He owes money—to whom we don’t know—and he does not have it to pay his debts. It is no wonder that a bipartisan group of nearly 500 national security officials, past and present, last week endorsed Biden for president. According to Defense News, the list included “five former secretaries of the Navy, two former Army secretaries, four former Air Force secretaries, two retired governors, and 106 ambassadors.” Retired General Paul Selva, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the first two and a half years of Trump’s term, signed the letter.



  1. Hassan wrote:

    I know for every DOD or any sensitive job (including white house) there is background check and owing lot of money is a red flag and grounds to being denied of security clearance.

    Should not that be requirement for any candidate to run they must get security clearance before ability to run?

    Monday, September 28, 2020 at 12:57 pm | Permalink
  2. rk wrote:

    Deutsche Welle is interviewing Richard Painter right now who raised that question (who ok’ed his security clearance?) He’s keeps repeating that Trump has put this country in danger.

    Monday, September 28, 2020 at 2:42 pm | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    If he would trade the lives of our friends in Northern Syria for an event at the Trump Towers Istanbul (and to keep his name on it) What would he do for $400 Million? From a comment made by Don Jr a few years back, perhaps we know why Putin is his daddy.

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 12:42 pm | Permalink