Trump May Remove Scientology Tax Exemption Status Via Aide
While the public’s scorn involving the Hollywood elitists is firmly planted in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault scandal and the general moral lambastings given to us on a daily basis by actors and musicians, it seems President Trump just may have it in for one of Hollywood’s most egregious and archaic cults. A longtime aide is claiming that President Trump believes the infamous Church of Scientology should have its tax exemption status revoked.
And yes, that’s a big deal. That’s almost as dangerous as talking about disrupting the fiat currency scams our Central Banks utilize to fleece the people by re-backing the dollar with gold. Almost….
The Church of Scientology is a powerful Hollywood cult that typically enslaves big actors by way of blackmail. If we’ve learned anything from the Harvey Weinstein fallout, it is that many Hollywood elitists have secrets stowed away in dark closets. Scientology, according to reports, has always been savvy at leveraging such potential career-ruining exposures.
Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump family aide since 2009, allegedly told actress Leah Remini that Trump wants to further investigate Scientology’s tax-exempt status. Remini sent HuffPost copies of Patton’s Twitter messages and has declined to comment further. There is no existing evidence that Patton has discussed the matter with the IRS. But the Huffington Post, an extremist left-leaning “media website” commonly contributing to the Never Trump movement, found a way to slant the move as being that of anti-Trump. Via their investigative witchhunt team of anti-Trumpers, they scrapped up this quote.
“For the White House or any administration official to try and influence who the IRS targets, for whatever reason, is wrong and could result in a violation of the law,” said Larry Noble, the former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission who is now a senior director of ethics and general counsel at the Campaign Legal Center. “The IRS must make these decisions independently without any influence by the White House or administration officials.”
I just have to wonder, what would the Huffington Post’s response have been if Obama had been rumored to have been looking at removing Scientology’s tax exemption status? I am willing to be they’d have found a much different source to garner a quote from. This is exactly why there is hardly a semblance of decent journalism left in the pool. Liberal mainstream media can’t even run a story on Scientology’s potential death nail without finding a way to make it about “bad Trump.”
Patton is seemingly reaching out to Remini based her anti-Scientology documentary series. Remini left the church in 2003 and has since exposed the organization for criminal and morally incomprehensible acts. Her docu-series won an Emmy Award. Last May, Patton allegedly contacted Remini after watching the series.
Following these messages, Patton allegedly responded to Remini’s email with the following:
“I look forward to doing my part to help put an end to this ongoing nightmare and blatant misuse of our IRS rules & regulations. … I want to do more research on Scientology’s history with the IRS, to date, so that I can better understand what tactics have been applied and where we can pick up. Would you have any of this information handy? If not, I will obtain it from the agency directly, Kindly advise!”
Patton is the head of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II. The Huffington Post article goes on to condemn Patton as a poor choice for the HUD position because that’s incredibly relevant to the topic of Scientology fleecing our tax system.
If Trump were to actually be looking into removing Scientology’s tax exemption status, he’d be waging a war against a church that has a history of provocations and reactions towards those that challenge it. The story is, and should be, Trump’s potential wading into such swampy waters. And the effects of such a decision could further be muddied by some challenging tax exemption statuses for all religious organizations, something Trump would unlikely indulge in, seeing his strong relationship with the Catholic church.
Scientology is a mafia group, at best, that is likely to react like a cornered rattlesnake at any hint of Trump interference into their finances. Scientology is a global monster that isn’t about to allow their system to crash quietly in the night. But Trump would likely have some liberal media on his side if he were to challenge the church (we’d hope, at least if these sources are consistent on prior positions). Hollywood has grown increasingly disturbed by rising allegations involving Scientology.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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