In the wake of the New York Times bombshell report on Donald Trump’s $916 million loss reported on his 1995 tax return, NYT reporter Susanne Craig appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the story. In doing so, she pretty much let the cat out of the bag that the publication is holding even more documents related to Trump’s taxes.
After talking about the implications of the loss and what it means regarding subsequent years — basically, he wouldn’t have had to pay federal income taxes for 18 years — Stelter moved the conversation to the source of the docs. Craig noted that the paper was doing more reporting on this story, leading Stelter to believe that they are in possession of more records.
From the show’s transcript:
STELTER: Are you sitting on more documents?
CRAIG: We’re doing a lot of reporting around this. So, we’re going to keep ongoing.
STELTER: That’s a yes. You have more document besides the three.
CRAIG: Maybe a no comment.
And who do you think sent the documents? The return address was Trump Tower. That doesn’t mean they definitely came from Trump Tower, does it?
CRAIG: No, it doesn’t obviously. They could have come from any number of sources.
STELTER: Do you know who?
CRAIG: Again, no comment on that one.
Yup. They have more shit on Donald that they’re going to release over the coming weeks. Is this trump’s October Surprise? It is certainly shaping up that way.