Moishe Mana is a billionaire real estate developer who immigrated to America famously penniless from Israel, and he’s so passionate about America that he wants to pry loose the biggest secret in the 2016 Presidential election: what’s inside Republican Donald Trump’s tax return. Mana is a major landowner in Miami’s trendy Wynwood Arts District and doesn’t believe Trump’s hype about his charitable deeds, so he decided that he would help America solve a mystery, and any charity of the Republican candidate’s choosing will benefit too:
“I came here as a dishwasher,” Mana says though his thick Israeli accent. “America, for me, this is the best-ever country that the human race ever created. America has been so good to me.” So, Mana says, to ensure that Trump doesn’t become president and decimate our still-great nation, he’ll donate $1 million to a charity of Trump’s choosing — but only if Trump finally releases his much-debated tax returns.
Donald Trump promised repeatedly to release his tax returns earlier in the campaign, the very same returns that columnist George Will believes could prove a link between the Republican nominee and Russia. But instead, today the “strong man” Trump dispatched his “top aide” Paul Manafort, the man famous for appearing all over the Panama Papers like a rash, and doing the dirty work of oligarchs in Ukraine to the press to break his promise, to release tax returns on his behalf.
The Republican presidential nominee took advantage of his free time Miami today, to shamefully and very publicly ask Vladimir Putin to hack the State Department and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Even Republican VP nominee Mike Pence understood the horror and the gravity of the situation where state-sponsored foreign hackers are attacking our civic institutions, and said that there should be punishment for whomever is caught in the DNC hack or any other digital break-ins. But not Trump, leading the The Daily Beast to speak with a (not even slightly liberal) national security lawyer who said that Trump’s plea to Mother Russia, if fulfilled or leading to action could be considered a felony act of criminal incitement:
“It’s probably the most egregiously stupid thing I’ve ever heard a party nominee say ever,” said Bradley Moss, a lawyer specializing in national security law. Moss believes that there’s a legal case to charge Trump for his comments, because he was calling for Russia to take “imminent lawless action,” which is speech not covered by the First Amendment.
“But America,” says Moises Mana, “is worth more than a million dollars for me. If he says $2 million, I’ll go $2 million.”
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition