Trump has a challenging week with a tax revelation

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to Donald Trump's defense Sunday, calling his $916 million legal tax bill minimization, genius, proof the us tax code is a mess, and a fulfillment of fiduciary duties to his investors.

The tax return controversy follows last week's opening debate, after which Clinton has opened up a small polling lead, according to the latest Fox News survey.

"Hillary Clinton's only experience in cyber-security involves her criminal scheme to violate federal law, engineering a massive cover-up and putting the entire nation in harm's way", he said.

He apparently feels that paying no taxes makes him smarter than all of us dumb citizens who do.

(Was she sued for using Trump's favorite word?) But Monnin got bad advice from her attorney to skip the private arbitration, which was decided by a rent-a-judge who gave Trump a victory based on Monnin's default.

As a reality TV boss on "The Apprentice", Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language, according to show insiders.

The campaign issued a broad denial, calling the claims "totally false". Meanwhile Trump's team tries to tie Clinton to the marital misdeeds of her husband.

Cable news shows are still talking about Donald Trump's leaked tax returns, and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is absolutely furious about it.

Donald Trump rallied thousands of supporters in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Saturday night and launched harsh attacks against his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Prosecutors and judges are unlikely to leap to make a criminal case of a news judgment involving a presidential nominee.

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On NBC's "Meet the Press", Giuliani pressed the case that Trump's tax gamesmanship made him a genius. Meanwhile, his boorish comments to women are threatening to turn away female voters.

He said Clinton's handling of classified emails on the server makes her "totally unfit" for the Oval Office.

"If his lifestyle is part of the brand, his lifestyle is kind of a business expense in itself", said Sheppard. That said, the paper concedes it does not know how much Trump wrote off nor how much he made. Clinton would leave corporate tax rates alone, though she'd raise levies on USA companies shielding overseas income and would eliminate tax breaks for fossil fuel producers. This morning, Donald Trump facing accusations he's a tax dodger.

Tax experts hired by the Times analyzed Trump's 1995 income tax returns, when he declared a $916 million loss.

At this point, it's unclear how many years Trump claimed those losses on his income taxes. It was already well known that Trump was losing money during the early to mid-1990s, a time when his casinos fell into financial turmoil and some of his businesses filed for bankruptcy.

But the records obtained by the Times show losses of such a magnitude that they potentially allowed Trump to avoid paying taxes for years, possibly until the end of the last decade.

Ever since he announced his campaign at the Trump Tower in NY a year ago, the real estate mogul has been plagued with requests to release his tax returns. Giuliani called him "a genius at how to take advantage of legal remedies that can help your company survive and grow" on ABC's "This Week".

Christine Quinn took a rather different approach, saying not only does the news show that Trump is hiding something in his current tax returns, but also that the counterattacks from pro-Trump people are a continued effort to divert from negative news. This led critics to argue that Donald Trump is not willing to release his tax returns because he has something to hide, and while Trump himself insisted that he would release his tax filings when the right time came, his inability to do so only strengthened arguments that Trump meant to evade the precedent set by most of America's previous presidential candidates.

But while the fallout since the publication of the story is still developing, with Trump campaign's statements betraying utter confusion in the face of this stunning report, another aspect of how the story came to be has been mostly overlooked.

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