The clutching, clawing and grasping just keeps going on and on.
Democrats and their lapdog media just keep searching for any morsel of dirt they can find to bring down this president.
This week, far-left cable network MSNBC thought it had found the holy grail, reporting it had pages from Mr. Trump’s 2005 tax returns. Aha!
Problem is, the pages seem to indicate he was assessed a whopping $38 million in taxes on $150 million in income. Oops.
The network’s Rachel Maddow, who has etched out a career now of hoping Donald Trump is nothing but a Kremlin plant, was even beaten to her own story: After teasing it and teasing it Tuesday night, Maddow’s “revelation” was already old news; the White House put the information out first.
There may be some nuggets of interest in some of Trump’s other tax returns. Who knows? But at this point, they would be overshadowed by the left’s deranged stampede to find something – anything – to hurt this president.
In fact, Fox News host Tucker Carlson wondered Tuesday night about the infamous and bawdy Access Hollywood video that nearly sunk the Trump campaign last fall: How did the video get from NBC to the Washington Post? And does the NBC brass care?
If not, Carlson wondered, doesn’t that make the network complicit in an attempt to sway a presidential election? Not even the Russians went that far.
NBC isn’t alone, either.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof used Twitter earlier this month to publicly invite IRS agents to leak Trump tax returns – the writer even listing his mailing address.
And last fall, Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, and Bob Woodward, associate editor of The Washington Post, reportedly acknowledged in a panel discussion that they or their colleagues would gladly serve jail time for publishing Trump’s illegally-obtained returns.
After Rachel Maddow’s embarrassing nothing-burger, CNN’s Van Jones even confessed, “I was hoping and praying that it would show not only that he paid no taxes, he actually charged the government and got money back. I wanted something I could get excited about!”
Wow. Talk about a naked rooting interest! This isn’t being a watchdog. This is just looking for someone to bite.