Listen: Donald Trump, President And United States discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Government. The law. Here is pretty clear that the president needs to turn over his tax returns. And this is the job that the American people have text us taxed I can't think text us to do. And it's our job to do it. So I really help the president complies with the law. I hope he quits dragging this out. And I have every confidence in my fellow men and women on both sides of the aisle to be able to review these tax returns. How do you interpret the letter today was really quite provocative? It was quite aggressive about constitutional the Congress's authority both under statute in the constitution. And it does seem like they have gone very nuclear very quickly. How do you interpret that? I think it suggests the reluctance of the president to comply with the law. He truly is exhibiting the attitude that the rules that apply to the rest of us. Don't apply to him. He's not a ordinary citizen. He's the president of the United States office that he ran for and he has considerable power. And the American people deserve to know if Donald Trump is working for us. If there's nothing to see his tax returns, there's nothing to see. But that's a question that needs to be answered. And that's why I wholeheartedly believe the American people need to see these tux returns subpoenas today from congressional investigators of Deutsche Bank and other lenders the president part of this sort of rounding out the financial picture, what your response the president's lawyers and some of his defenders are sort of interesting argument, which is basically, yes. He's president. But he's also simultaneously private citizen, Donald Trump, and this is some kind of invasion and encroachment into that sacrosanct severe of privacy. It just doesn't work that way. Anyone who runs for office, including folks who run at the local level for school board for city council. We all give up a great deal of our privacy as a member of the house of representatives, for example, I have to make financial disclosures. And so he can't have it both ways if he wants to be president of the United States that he needs to follow the rules and before coming about any business dealings that may call into question what he's doing as president if he wants to return to being a private citizen. I personally would be just fine without but if he wants to have the office of president that he needs to follow the"