Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrats aim at Trump's tax returns

"Since the days of Watergate, the American people have had an expectation that nominees to be the leader of the free world not hide their finances and personal tax returns", said Wyden.

Roberton Williams of the non-partisan Tax Policy Center speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the history of candidate tax returns and what exactly they reveal.

Bob McIntyre, director of the US-based Citizens for Tax Justice campaign group, said the disclosures raised serious questions about Trump's judgment as well as that of his advisers. She thinks that everybody who has an income of a million dollars or more from whatever source should pay a minimum of thirty percent of their income in taxes. Cuomo pressed. "Who did you give it to?" Are you abusing tax loopholes? Are you keeping your money offshore?

"So right now it's 4 million, or 5 million - whatever the exact number may be - that's a lot of money for one person to raise, which he did as a result of electing to skip a debate that he knew was going to be unfair to him", Mr. Cohen said.

On "New Day", Cohen suggested that the discrepancy between Trump's claims of $6 million raised and the campaign's accounting was the result a lack of follow up with donors who had pledged.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is defending himself amid recent reports that a January event for veterans didn't bring in as much money as his campaign had indicated at the time.

"I strongly disagree with that", Wyden told The Huffington Post on a Wednesday call with reporters.

However, the company refused to provide proof of the audit or answer a series of questions about what information had been made available to officials. He has claimed that the IRS has been auditing his tax returns every year since 2002, but has declined to release even the tax returns that the IRS has finished auditing, claiming they are "linked".

When the issue over Trump's tax returns gained traction earlier this year, the billionaire real estate mogul insisted that he was under an audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Wyden, top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a written statement announcing the measure.

"If somehow we're breaking a tradition here as presidential nominees by making this information available, we're saying the commander in chief is held to a standard lower than an assistant secretary", he said.

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