Questioning Politicians

Why is Donald Trump afraid to release his tax returns?  He keeps promising to do it and putting it off.  Is it that he didn't pay very much or anything at all?  Mitt Romney thinks "We have good reason to believe there's a bombshell in Donald Trumps taxes." Either he's not anywhere near as wealthy as says he is, or he hasn't been paying the taxes he should or he's not giving level of contributions to vets, the disabled and others he has boasted of, Romney said.

Why are Republicans afraid to hold hearings on a Supreme Court nominee in a committee where they control the votes and can dictate the outcome? Why won't they won't even agree to a courtesy meeting with the President's SCOTUS nominee?

It's outrageous! Wikileaks revealed that the NSA tapped a phone conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Italian President Silvio Berlusconi. The fact the call was intercepted isn't outrageous.  It's that Bibi, the self-proclaimed great expert on public relations and on the United States, would ask Berlusconi for help in dealing with Washington. Why would this Israeli leader who sent his own personal political hack to Washington to wage war on President Obama have to ask Berlusconi for advice?

What did Hillary tell all those Wall Street bankers who paid her six figures to speak to them behind closed doors that she doesn't want us to know?  More to the point, what did she promise them?

Republicans like to remind everyone that Barack Obama's middle name is Hussein, as if to imply he's "not one of us." Why doesn't Rafael Edward Cruz use his real name, especially since he likes to boast of his Cuban heritage and badly needs Cuban-American and other Latino votes?

About the Author
Douglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and chief lobbyist for AIPAC.