Trump and his surrogates have been relying on one defense to his more and more likely log term non-payment of taxes. That defense is that he is under a duty to his investors to maximize their returns under the law.
Note that: Under the law.
If there is any evidence that he lobbied to enact, or protect those breaks, whether in Congress or within the IRS regulatory structure, or even through the media, he is gone.
Because surely his may supporters will understand that there is a big difference between knowing how to navigate through an already rigged system, and being one of those who rigged the system.
He has been very honest about “paying to play.” So it would be astonishing if he did not in fact make political donations to the chairs and members of the relevant tax-writing committees, and also have them expert influence over the statute and tax regulation writers.
Some of that may actually have happened during the two years that the Clintons were in the White House, AND Congress was republican. So be it. He’s been playing this game for a long time. Remember, his claim is that he is different. Saying the Clintons were part of it destroys his legitimacy much more than hers.
So, journalists and advocates, get out there, look at the contribution records of Trump and his groups. Do FOIA requests of communications with the regulators. (We know he could not resist pretending to be others). Get the Congressional Research Office requests and how they relate to timing.
You just know that the evidence is going to be there. Find it!