If Trump is serious, he has a clear path to go at Scientology - through his Treasury Secretary - 2017-11-10
(Trump, Miscavige, Mnuchin)
Does Donald Trump really want to end Scientology's tax exempt status? That's the provocative notion that Yashar Ali floated Thursday at the Huffington Post, but Yashar included a lot of caveats about whether there was any truth to the idea, or whether a president even has the influence to make such a decision.
The suggestion that Trump wants Scientology's exemption reviewed came from a longtime Trump aide, Lynne Patton, who in May reached out to actress Leah Remini on Twitter. In a private message, Patton said, "From the moment I saw your series, I told President Trump & his family that we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn't agree more."