After months of claiming that it would be impossible to release his tax returns because he was under audit, Fearless Leader today revealed his 2005 tax returns, apparently preempting disclosure of those docs on Rachel Maddow’s show. Not surprisingly, there were no smoking guns pointing to payments from Putin-connected Russian money launderers. In a normal world, revealing one year of returns would put the administration under tremendous pressure to divulge the rest. But this is not a normal world.
In not-so-related news, hometown favorite Powell’s Books has a promotion on now highlighting books by immigrants, refugees or their children. Some recommendations: The Namesake, Americanah and The Book of Unknown Americans.