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CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 05, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump & his tax returns introduced. [Jan. 21, 2016, TRUMP - says we are working on it.] Trump's claims he is still being audited & the Democrats' request for his tax returns with his lawyers blocking the move outlined on screen. [Today, TRUMP - says I am under audit so I don't do it.] [Earlier, TRUMP - says I get audited every year.] [Trump's various claims about audits & various possibilities about his taxes noted. [Feb. 27, former Trump attorney Michael COHEN - says he does not know about the audit.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) Trump's reaction to all of this about taxes & audits & how the administration might take it to the Supreme Court against Congressional requests with the Trump lawyers viewing this as a constitutional issue discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" reporters Maggie Haberman & Susanne Craig, Shan Wu & former attorney to the IRS counsel Philip Hackney about the taxes. [HABERMAN, CRAIG, HACKNEY, WU - offer views on how Trump changes his mind about the tax returns, reasons why he may not want his taxes released, the issue of whether Congress has rights to the returns as per the statutes, the weak argument from the White House lawyers, the issue of whether he is under audit, that beyond tax records there are bank records etc. that could be gotten from other places like the counting firm, whether this is of significance for the House committee to be seeking this information, what are the president's concerns in using obstructionist tactics.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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