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trump's ties to russia come because he got deeply entangled with their finances. >> and we don't know any of that. >> it's time to hand things over to don lemon and "cnn tonight." this is cnn breaking news. >> we have breaking news, never before revealed information on president trump's taxes. i'm done lemon. the white house says the president earned more than $150 million in income and paid $38 million in taxes in 2005. and insists he had a responsibility, quote, to pay no more taxes than legally required. that's in response to the leak tonight on president trump's 1040. about who revealed that return? and why is it coming out now? those are great questions. let's get right to our senior white house correspondent, mr. jim acosta. he's standing by at the white house.
the white house has put out a statement about the president's taxes. what can you tell news. >> reporter: that's right. the white house put this out to sort of get the jump on something happening on another network earlier this evening. david k. jackson had on it and donald trump's tax returns and it showed he made about $150 million in income back in 2005 and paid $38 million in taxes. according to the white house. we have not received that tax return, obtained that tax return here at cnn but we have obtained a pretty scathing statement from the white house. they go right after the people who published this report earlier this evening. it says you know you are desperate for rating when is you are willing to violate the law to push a story over two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago before being elected, mr. trump was one of the most successful businessmen in the
world and a responsibility to his company, his family and his employees to pay no more than legally required. and this illegally published return proves just that, despite the substantial income figure and tax paid it, is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns. the dishonest media can continue to make it part of their agenda while the president will focus on his, which includes tax reform that will benefit all americans. this goes to show you the situation the president has put himself in by refusing to release these tax returns. this was during the 2016 campaign, in the later stages of that campaign, the "new york times" did obtain that 1995 donald trump tax return that showed he lost some $900 million in his casino businesses and that allowed him to essentially
not pay income taxes for some 18 years. so we did have the sense that he wasn't paying federal income taxes for a long period of time, but, as the president likes to say, that was talked about during the campaign, americans voted for him anyway and he is continuing to refuse to release his tax returns saying i'm under this routine audit. at the end of the day, the president just does not want to release this information to the public, despite the fact it's been a tradition going back to the 1970s and richard nixon. presidential candidates have been releasing their tax returns ever since then but this president in particular is saying he will not do it. we're talking about tax returns, and -- >> we will talk about that this evening. that's part of the reason -- we'll discuss that. as you mentioned there, have been lots of stories written about president trump's tax returns, then private citizen
trump's action returns on a number of news networks and organizations and they go all the way back to the 80s. there's also information the president may have put this out himself because there's nothing bad in it for him and we know something, not a lot, about his taxes. does it fit what we already know? >> it doesn't essentially fit what we already know about donald trump. we should point out this two-page return that was released by another network this evening, it does not have all of the attachments. when you and i file our returns, don, every year, there are multiple, multiple pages of documents and so on that are are attached to that tax return. perhaps yours is more complicated than mean, we won't get into that. but, en, i this i and it is the
depth of those returns the public would like to see. the fact that the president is holding this so close to the vest sort of magnifies this holy grail quality of his tax returns and it is just going to make it that much more enticing for people to want to get their hand on those tax returns. it makes you wonder why they don't release this information to the public, unless there's something in there they just don't want the public to see. >> jim acosta at the white house. appreciate your reporting on that. i want to bring in gloria bornler, jeffrey toobin and the "or of "why wall street matters." thank you all for coming on. gloria, i'm looking, this is e the. i mean, what do you make of this whole -- >> i think it's not much of a
story to be honest with you. we don't have a lot of too tail but what the stories say is that he paid 5.3 million in taxes and another 31 million in the alternative minimum tax, which is there for people who takes excessive deductions on their tax returns. so there is this tax you you have to pay if you do is it a conspiracy too far to askit was released to have us stop talking about wiretaps because the reporter said it kim came to him anonymously in the mail. >> under the transom. >> but that's how the "new york times" got the tax returns -- >> 1997, i believe? >> which showed how he could
take large deductions for decades to come. so we don't really know the answer to that. what we know about this is that he paid millions in taxes and we don't know anything else. which, by the way, we all presumed he probably paid millions in taxes maybe. you know, so i think it's a litt littlewhether planned or unplanned. we don't know where the leak of. >> by the way, johnson, who is going to be on this show in a little bit. >> donald trump and his administration is under an incredible a united states senator whether or not the fbi
is actually investigating any alleged ties between donald trump and russia. that's supposed to happen tomorrow. in addition to that, you have a health care bill that is on life support. you know, at best at this point. >> no pun inhello. solicited -- sends me an e-mail that said trump it leaked. released his taxes and he pays a lot describes this as a brilliant tactics. i've seen it oaf the decades. >> prm donald trump is playing four dimensional chess. he's sitting there in his bathroom tweeting and he's really distracting from thursday's story on saturday. the odds that donald trump said let give two pages of our tax --
of my tax return, be i am so much a believer in the random nature of the unverse. >> no, no, no, absolutely not. i think you have to be open to the idea that it wasn't donald trump that sat there in the oval office and came up with this idea. could have been someone like steve bannon, who strategically realizes if they put this out and it goes on a network like msnbc and they. >> oh, come on! >> but, i mean, i've got to ask you this william because i got one of those notes that you got that said it would make sense -- >> first of all, these two pages, if they're to be believed, they are stamped with the words "client copy" on them. now, client in this case i think
refers to donald j. trump. i may be mistaken. >> the year. >> look, i think this would be a very smart move by donald trump to release these now because of all the resistance you were talking about, the diverse and the diverting track particular. we know he play. >> well, he made $150 million, i would call that a pretty wealthy guy. >> right, he is a wealthy guy. but he "us snfrm.
>> the former president paid, what? >> 19%. >> but in new york, tell me about it. if that why. >>. >> we know what we're going to know. and it two pages long and file it away and keep asking for his tax returns, which he should release period prp it was a $950 million loss which he then could carry forward. >> christina, what was going on in 2005? >> well, he was definitely -- donald trump definitely did suffer some trouble in his casino business that it was actually being restructured at the time that these tax returns would have been filed, actually
just the year before that. what's interesting here, possibly the most interesting headlines which is the obvious one, the al tern it have minimum tax does work. it's designed to capture the benefits that upper and making sure that they do pay a pin mum. donald trump according to this document paid $5.3 million in regular income tax. he paid 31 million in the amt tax. a lot of discuss and he has said on the campaign trail that he wants to get rid of the alternative minimum tax. so that is going to be a subject that's going to be discuss the
head line is pretty positive for trump. looks like he made a decent amount of money, putting aside mi humors or myths that he's in the a thank you, christina. thank you all. . i have to take jeffrey or the boston guy is going to set you straight. >> dave: i think the thing is who said nothing burger? that's miss borger there. i still not covered by the irs audit. so there's no ffrp and what all
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for hillary clinton's campaign and jack king stoston, a senior adviser to the trump campaign. what do you make of the tax returns, made $150 million, paid $38 million. >> if someone is trying to hurt donald trump, i don't think this was the right forum to release. the guy says he's a rich business dude and he's paying 25% taxes. i think romney paid 14%. so it's weird because if they're trying to do something to hurt donald trump, i think this is not the most devastating thing to release. >> brian, you wanted this information during the campaign. do you think it makes a difference now? there's nothing in here that is bad for the president. >> i agree. i never could have predicted i'd be coming on your show tonight, dopp, and throwing cold water on a report about donald trump's
tax returns but i don't think we learned anything at all interesting tonight. it two pages from one year. it turns out he paid 38 million worth of taxes. i do think he owes the public the full release of his tax returns. it's the only way we'll get to the bottom of his holdings and his connection to russia. i think tomorrow they should pivot right back to talking about the health care repeal measure the republicans are taking up in the house and talk about the 15% to 20% jump that people are going to see in their premiums, talk about the 24 million people that will are uninsured under that proposal over the coming years. paul ryan is probably praying that democrats talk about this report by rachel maddow tonight. >> you should come on more often. we talk about the truth all the tile. here's the president's son praising rachel maddow.
he says thank you, rachel maddow to proving how successful donald trump was and that he paid $40 million in taxes. congressman kingston, i'm looking at you. >> well, it was a good tweet. do i find myself agreeing with ryion on some of these points. let me say this, you know, seeing somebody's tax returns is like seeing somebody naked. it might satisfy your curiosity but it really doesn't change your life. and i think that the democrats -- >> what? wait, wait, wait, wait. >> you guys know i'm right. you find the tax returns, you get real interested but the next day you got to go to work, you got to pay your mortgage, get good health care. it really -- the tax returns is an obsession of the democrat party. >> why won't he put the rest out there and put it to rest then?
>> he's made his statement about that. had to do with the audit. i don't know what the status of the audit was. >> we've just spoken about this show and that it's the truth, even though the president says he doesn't watch, he watches. he realizes we speak the truth, we're not against him. we're just reporting the truth. don't give me the line about being under audit. the ones reported tonight aren't under audit. the irs says you can release them under audit so why won't he release them? >> let me get back to the my statement. the normal person does not sit around and worry about the president's tax returns. i don't think presidents started showing their tax returns until the 1960s. prior to then -- >> they're not sitting around worrying about them but the poll does show that most people do want to know. >> the ratings tonight are going
to show that people are interested in them. >> don, they don't care. in campaign rally after campaign rally that i participated in during the eight months of the campaign, nobody clamored to see the president's tax returns. the tax returns are a nonstory just like russia is going to be a nonstory. they're going to peel back the onion, there's not going to be anything there. >> david's point is that at trump rallies people weren't concerned about president trump's tax returns. >> exactly, they weren't. >> i would agree with you. >> they're sitting around the table. >> david, here's your chance, go ahead -- i'm sorry, jason. go ahead, jason. >> i hope that the president wakes up tomorrow morning and look at the situation and goes, oh, some of my tax returns came out and i seem to have survived it and then decide to show the rest of his tax returns. >> nobody cares, don. >> here's what we know is not
true. people do care. look at the ratings. somebody announces they have his returns, the ratings will be through the roof, twitter's all alit. the idea that nobody cares is beside the point. let me finish. i think it's a source of endless distraction and lack of confidence on the part of a lot of people. the reality is trump supporters do not care but there a lot of people who have not become trump supporters and they're not americans, too. if you want to lead a country, you want to do some things for people who didn't vote for you. >> and some trump supporters do care, david. >> i dismiss the premise that people -- people care about health care, about the bills being debated. >> do they care about russia? >> they care about the health bill. >> it's kind of like the environment. i found this with democrats and republicans, people say do people care about the environment? the answer is yes. then when you do a poll and name
your tom ten ip ten issues, the environment isn't in there. but if you ask them, hey, you like clean air? they say of course i like clean air. that's what the tax returns are about. people say i'll take the tax returns but it's not a top priority. >> hold on, hold on. jack, tax returns maybe if you put it in as a category. but if you put it in as something that would show whether the president had any conflicts of interest, it might be in a higher category. if you say tax returns, they'll go, ah, what does that show. but if you explain what those tax returns could show, it may be a higher priority for them. >> do they think if there was something there that they would actually find to be problematic. >> here's the story. the tax returns were of interest and we needed to see them because of conflict of interest and the white house is getting set up.
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we're back now and we're talking about the president's tax returns from 2005. they say the president and his wife paying $31 million in a so-called alternative minimum tax. the president has called for the elimination of the tax. is that relevant to you. >> it's relevant because it bad policy. to me if you're talking about getting rid of the alternative minimum tax, you're talking about having enormous tax cuts for wealthy folks, which is seems the entire point of the bill to repeal obamacare.
it's relevant, it's bad policy, it makes it harder to fund really important programs. >> what do you think of that, david? >> the point to roll back the aca is not to fund tax cuts. i'm unclear he's talking about there. the a.m.t., there lab long debate on tax reform, we've got a long wear to go on health care first. >> jack, did you want to weigh in before i move on? >> i think the alternative minimum tax was started and you ronald reagan. the idea was to make sure wealthier people paid taxes. i want to say this about the tax -- >> he's calling for the elimination of it. >> well, i think if anything the tax returns show how complicated the tax system is and we need tax -- >> it's two pages. >> i can't keep up with it.
>> that's true but i don't think -- >> it's a two-page thing, man. we're going to have to start something for jackisms on this show. does anyone on this show think that the white house was involved in the release of the tax return? brian, do you think? >> i have no idea but i do certainly think they probably want to change the topic off of the looming announcement that seems to be coming from director comey of the fbi where according to cnn's own reporting, he's imminently going to publicly divulge the nature of any ongoing investigation into the president and his connections to russia. and then on the other hand, you have this disaster of the republican effort to repeal obamacare where they just had a horrendous report from the nont partisan director of the cbo, which was picked by donald trump's own hhs secretary, tom price -- >> is this a yes or a no? >> cnn tonight with jack
kingston. >> i think they have all the incentive in the world to change the subject. i do agree with those that people too often give donald trump too much credit for being machiavellian. >> i think we do have a situation where there's extraordinarily low levels of trust for people who did not vote for trump. so the president continues to do thing -- he never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity to build more trust. it would be the easiest thing in the world to release stuff like this. i don't know if he released this or not but somebody who likes donald trump released this because it makes him look great. by the way, every single republican who says let's move on, they wouldn't move on off the birth certificate issue. there's way more evidence that donald trump is hiding something in his tax returns, way more
evidence he's doing something with the russians than there ever was that obama wasn't born here. >> david, you're saying there's no evidence that the birth certificate -- >> no, no, no, no. there's no way -- there's way more evidence that the trump administration colluded with the russians to throw the election. look -- >> that's not what he said. he said there's way more information in the tax returns than there was at the -- >> i thought he said the taxes were paid in hawaii. >> jack, we're going to kick you out of here if you don't stop. come on. behave yourself. >> but respond to my point, shire. it -- sir. what we have now when it comes to this bizarre -- >> when you said donald trump you meant -- >> president obama. >> what we have now this is
weird series of things where over and over again it turns out people very close to donald trump have a relationship with the russians. >> let's go back. listen -- >> quickly, i have to get to a break. >> the folks who have any contact with russians aren't very close to the campaign. there's minimal -- >> they're not now because he booted them out. >> read the original "new york times" story and there's no there there. it continues to grow because, listen -- >> paul manafort. >> we know paul manafort, we know michael flynn talked to the russian ambassador but ron stone? >> that's the national security adviser. >> james clapper has said there was no evidence of collusion -- >> so far. >> james clapper isn't the biggest fan of donald trump. >> maybe there's nothing but i just want to be precise in the
language that there's no evidence thus far. >> let's be precise. van shouldn't get away with it. if you go back and look at each individual, or contact you already knew about, we knew that general flynn had spoken with the russian ambassador, we knew paul manafort worked for the president of the ukraine. those weren't things that took place that were new in the "new york times" story. >> honest question. if there were a democratic president that had this pattern with china or kenya, you would be fine with it. >> of course i would. listen, there's no -- laugh if you will, there's nothing there. there's way more important things to deal with -- >> then there should be no problem releasing his tax returns. >> you don't need to at this point take democrats' word for it that there's no reason to be concerned about russia. he's not going to proceed to
deputy attorney general until he gets a briefing on the russian investigation. it's the republicans raising concerns at this point. >> the senate and house have the ability to look into this. they'll do it in the intelligence committees, they'll be getting briefings and be able to completely deal with this issue and move on. it's a distraction. the russians hacked into the dnc and rnc systems in 2015, long before donald trump was a candidate. >> and donald trump knew about it and the president -- >> you mean the president now knew about it? >> president obama knew about it and brought it up at the g-20. but did he make a big deal? no, he said -- what did he say, don? he said "cut that out." those were his exact words. >> and people would say he had his finger on the scale, had he done more during the presidential election and jack,
you would have been on here -- >> but he was talking to putin. he should have said, putin, you need to back out of our elections. i think he can be a lot more forceful. >> i got to go. >> pull the thread that -- >> you guys are great. you guys are great. i'd love to have you all back. this is a great panel. appreciate it. see you soon. when we come back, promises made, promises broken. can president trump deliver on all his promises from the campaign trail? and we'll talk about health care.
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republican plan stands on health care. >> it's at a standstill where you have the rfrt wiconservativ of the republican party -- you have a centrist wing that will not go along with any changes that donald trump and paul ryan if they were to agree to. the bill that we're seeing is certainly not going to be the bill that will emerge from congress. i think you have to look at this as a skeleton bill of what potentially could come out. >> the plan con taetains $883 billion in tax cut, most going to the wealthiest americans. is this a tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care plan? >> i think it's political suicide for the republicans. bets see won't like this, but deny 24 million americans that
have coverage now, have them lose that coverage and provided 800 billion of additional value to the wealthy in this country that don't need it, that to me is political suicide. >> he did promise tax cuts. >> well, steven mnuchin, the treasury secretary, every time you ask lihim about tax cuts, h says they're going to be for the middle class and this sounds like a tax plan for the rich. and that's fine, if he wants to make this a tax cut, 2018 will be here soon. >> this is a jobs bill. by repealing the employer mandate, it will boost your chance of getting a job or if you've been demoted to part-time status because of the employer mandate as hundreds of thousands of workers have, i've got a list of companies and workers ksh.
>> -- >> how this this is a jocbs bil? >> it forced employers to have a one size fits all benefit package that cost their employers before. many employers, particularly in low margin industries, retail, hospitality, simply stopped covering their workers. 8 million people -- >> you mean those businesses will be able to hire more because they won't have to pay for health care? >> no, they won't pay the penalty anymore. and many of them pushed their workers to part-time status. so many full-time workers got pushed to part-time status -- >> she's trying to pin a rose on a big pile. part of the problem you have right now with the republicans is that there are two kind of
republicans, not just the traditional moderates and conservative, you have populists, including donald trump on the campaign trail who said he's going to take care of everybody, make sure nobody was left out and people actually believed that. he stuck up for planned parenthood on the campaign trail. people believed that as well. those people are shocked to see the proposals coming out are going to hurt trump voters more than it hurts clinton voters. that's the problem you have right now. >> let me point out the 24 million supposedly losing coverage, that statistic is the result of a statistical shell game. the cbo assumes contrary to fact that the 19 states that haven't expanded medicaid would expand it by 2020 and all those people would then lose coverage. it's what we used to call an heroic assumption. at second one, as i just pointed out, they assume that employers
will cover fewer people without the employer mandate. in fact, they're going to cover millions more as they did before the mandate. just a moment. thirdly they say 14 million people in the individual market will not have coverage because they won't choose to have it anymore, even though they'll still have the subsidies, there will be no penalty for not having it. that's not losing coverage, that's choosing not to buy it anymore. so about 5 million people will lose coverage, not 24 million. >> there are so many things with what you said i'm not going to have chance to get to all of them. the most important thing is this, as a political matter the republicans are now learning that opposition is easy and proposition is very hard. you have an irreconcilable conflict in the congress now. you have people who think they want an even more conservative bill. they believe what you're saying so much they want to throw all of these regulations out and let business do what it will. and then you've got others who are saying we promised, donald
trump promised he was going to do better by people and we're going to make sure. you're going to see as this thing plays out going forward is that the republican party cannot govern on the basis of -- >> hang on. william your book is called "why wall street matters," right? >> yes. >> what does wall street think of this? >> wall street is taking the view that -- well, you have to look at it in total. all the things that donald promised have a great appeal to wall street in the abstract. that's why the dow has gone from 17,000 to 21,000. we're still in the abstract period of time. what you're finding now unfortunately for wall street and maybe not for wall street but as van was saying, you're going to hit the reality and it's not going to be what people have expected him to do and he's not been coming through on his promises and once that starts
happening and he can't get the bills through congress and can't get the tax cuts he's promised through congress, then you're going to see the dow start falling and he's going to lose the money class. maybe that's okay with him. >> i see mark preston mouthing infrastructure -- >> we saw this from the republican leadership. they have publicly said our own party has to learn how to govern, they are no longer the opposition party. they also don't know how to compromise. i'm not just saying republicans but there are a lot of democrats on capitol hill refusing to compromise. at some point in order for this health care disaster to get fixed because there are problems with obamacare, the bill they have now is not going to be the answer. democrats being obstructionists is not going to be the answer. i don't think we are going to get the answers because the mid-term elections.
to your point we're heading into 2018 where democrats see some of hope politically that republicans are putting themselves down an alley and there's no way out. >> do we have time for one last word? >> president trump met with the conservatives from the senate today and i'm predicting they are forging a compromise and it will be one that substantially lowers premiums in lieu of subsidies. >> don't miss "the messy truth" with my man right here, van jones. his special guest, kareem abdul-jabbar. we'll be right back.
the fbi director, james comey has promised to confirm tomorrow the existence and the scope of their russian investigation. let's discuss now, the president's infamous wiretapping claims, a 2016 independent presidential candidate and jack kingston, an adviser to the trump campaign. welcome back to the panel. >> good evening. >> according to our reporting
tomorrow, james comey is going to disclose what he knows about the investigation into president trump and russia. what do you want to hear? >> well, i think i'd just like to hear the truth, like many americans. i think that there needs to be more transparency. the american people need to understand to the degree they can, not compromising any investigation what that's happening, what's being looked into in general terms at least. but that describes what the justice department is doing through the fbi. i also think there needs to be a select committee or select committees in congress to investigate what russia did during the election and potential trump connections. to be clear, what the doj and the fbi do is around potential criminal activity, but a congressional investigation is far more expansive and can address things that need to be looked at but that may not be criminal in nature. that's why they're both important. >> jack? >> i think what comey is
probably i going to say is that there is an investigation going on. i don't think he's going to really outline all the particulars, because i don't think it's in the interest of the investigation to tell too much. washington as we all know is leaking like a sieve these days, and probably the less he sees the better. you know, evan and i probably disagree on this. but you have a standing committee, which is the intel committee. it's far stronger than a select committee. if you created a select committee, you would have to staff it up. you would have to find people who could get security clearances. would you have to make sure you have the right representation, the people from democrat, republican, they'd all have to be scrubbed very thoroughly, and if you really want to get to the bottom of this, you don't want a select committee. you don't want a special prosecutor. you want the standing committee, which is bipartisan. and, as you know, devon knew nu and adam schiff disagree on lots
of issues, but they're both good people and will come to good conclusions. >> jack is right about the fact that we disagree on this issue. but jack points out something that is very important, which is staffing. you need staffing. you need staff to conduct an investigation. right now, the intel committees have their staff from prior investigation, and they've got plenty on their plate. when you look at the benghazi committee, select committee, for example, it staffed up. it had about 40 staffers all doing the investigation. right now you have the regular order committees, the intel committee in the house and the intel committee in the senate. they haven't staffed up. they haven't received more resources, and because of that, with everything else they have on their plates, and they have a lot on their plates, it's unreasonable to expect them to do a serious investigation into a matter this serious. >> i want to -- >> what is the matter -- i don't
want to, i'm not being flippant, but what is the matter, evan? >> what is the matter? i'm surprised you would ask, but the matter first and foremost is that our greatest strategic adversary interceded in our elections to disrupt and influence the election. >> we know that, and that is already being investigated. and, as you knew, 17 committees reported that and said there was no collusion between the trump campaign. what is the matter, the matter is -- >> they reported, they reported. >> evan, the matter is the anti-trump anti-trumpers aren't satisfied. >> jack, why are you so opposed to it? if there's nothing there, why are you so opposed? the intel agencies said the russians did this in a limited document, very, very limited in scope in what they said. very limited in what they looked
at. >> evan, they did not -- >> why would you not want to investigate that? in addition to that, we've got ties between the trump campaign and -- >> evan, i understand there's a lot of never trumpers, but the reality is -- >> why would you not want more information for the american people? it's unbelievable. >> intel committee is going to give if to you. now you're not going to be satisfied. because no matter what they say, never-trumpers are always going to move the goal post and say ah-ha, what about this, what about that? >> you're talking about americans concerned about a foreign adversary in our election. >> thank you all. we'll be right back.
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this is cnn breaking news. breaking news, new information on president trump's taxes. this is cnn tonight, i'm don lemon. the white house says the president earned more than $150 million in income and paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, that's in response to the leak tonight on the president's 1040. but, while we've all been distracted by this and president trump's wiretapping accusations, what about, what has russia been doing? does vladimir putin have his eye on libya? we'll discuss that. let's get to david k. johnson who broke the trump tax story,