The Supreme Court decision on Trump’s tax records just became more urgent than ever (opinion)
This is perhaps the most closely watched Supreme Court decision of this session, with massive implications for the separation of powers and the ability of American voters to make a fully informed decision in the November presidential election.
But there is a clear public and legislative interest in finding out whether Trump has hidden business dealings with the Russians, which might explain his strange but persistent reluctance to confront Vladimir Putin on clear matters of US national interest.
“This smells like the WH trying to mislead the public,” added CNN national security analyst Susan Hennessey regarding the administration’s pushback. “It is common for different intel agencies to attach different degrees of confidence based on the manner on underlying intel; that isn’t the same as there being disagreement over whether something happened.”
The American people deserve to know the truth about Trump and Russia. And to find the truth we need to follow the money. The Supreme Court could soon decide whether the truth — or partisan politics — will win out before the American people go to the polls this November.