Leaked Tax Return, Audio Give Clinton, Trump New Ammo For Attacks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are again trading barbs, now with the support of some recently leaked materials.

At a rally of thousands of supporters Saturday night in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump brought attention to a leaked recording of Clinton speaking about young voters at a February fundraiser, CBS2’s Brook Silva-Braga reported.

“A new audio tape shows her demeaning and mocking Bernie Sanders and all of his supporters,” the Republican presidential nominee said.

In the recording, Clinton says she understands young voters’ frustrations but also said: “Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. They’re living in their parents’ basement.”

A leaked document also exposed Trump’s tax history, which he has refused to disclose himself. The New York Times received a copy of his 1995 tax return, showing he claimed a nearly $916 million loss, which could allow him to avoid paying federal income tax for up to 18 years. The Times verified the documents with Trump’s former tax accountant.

The Trump campaign released a statement Saturday night that says: “Mr. Trump is a highly-skilled businessman who has a fiduciary responsibility to his business, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required. That being said, Mr. Trump has paid hundreds of millions of dollars in property taxes, sales and excise taxes, real estate taxes, city taxes, state taxes, employee taxes and federal taxes, along with very substantial charitable contributions.”

The Clinton campaign quickly seized on the report.

“This bombshell report reveals the colossal nature of Donald Trump’s past business failures and just how long he may have avoided paying any federal income taxes whatsoever,” Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook said in a statement. “In one year, Donald Trump lost nearly a billion dollars. A billion. ”

And with 38 days until the election, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson revealed that hackers have gained access to some state voting systems and have taken steps to potentially attack many others. Johnson said 21 states have turned to his department for help. They have not found evidence of any manipulation of voting information.

Clinton will return to the trail Monday in Ohio. Trump will be in Colorado.


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