OA45: What Could Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Tell Us? (With Guest Tony Di Fatta) – Part 1

In today’s episode, we take a look at one of your most requested questions:  what might be in Donald Trump’s taxes!

We begin, however, with a preliminary question from Jim Sabatowski, who asks us what’s the big deal with Trump’s tax returns, anyway?  Is there a good reason to think we can get information that’s necessary to evaluate a candidate?

Next, we give you part one of our two-part interview Tony Di Fatta, a practicing CPA, to take a deep-dive into all the things we might — and might not — find in the event that Donald Trump’s taxes are ever disclosed.  All of this is meant to shed some light on the question:  should Democrats be focused on finding out what’s in Trump’s taxes?

After our main segment, we inaugurate a new segment about how close President Trump is to impeachment with a question about 18 USC § 1001 and the prohibition against making false statements. With a bonus reference to The Price Is Right!

Finally, we end with the answer to Thomas Takes the Bar Exam question #11 about the best evidence rule.  Remember that TTTBE issues a new question every Friday, followed by the answer on next Tuesday’s show.  Don’t forget to play along by following our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and/or our Facebook Page and quoting the Tweet or Facebook Post that announces this episode along with your guess and reason(s)!

Recent Appearances:

Thomas was interviewed by Conatus News about the development of the atheist community on the internet, including the role played by his other podcast, Serious Inquiries Only.

Andrew was a guest on the David Pakman show; you can watch the 14-minute video interview here.

Andrew was also a guest on the Biskeptical Podcast, episode #19, with Trav Mamone and Morgan Stringer, discussing free speech and Milo Yiannopolous.

Show Notes & Links

  1. To find out more about Tony, click here for his website, or give him a call at (443) 791-5726.
  2. This is a link to Donald Trump’s 2016 financial disclosures.
  3. Here’s the hilarious Onion article, “You People Made Me Give Up My Peanut Farm!
  4. This is the text of 18 USC § 1001.

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