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DC roundup: What we learned from NY Times' big Trump tax investigation, the latest on Kavanaugh FBI probe and more




US President Donald Trump speaks as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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The New York Times made waves on Tuesday when it released reporting diving into how President Trump made his fortune, suggesting that he “participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents.”

Since the reporting came out, New York state tax officials say they’re looking into the allegations made in the piece and are pursuing all investigative avenues.

Guests:

Scott Horsley, NPR White House reporter; he tweets @HorsleyScott

Ed McCaffery, professor of law, economics and political science at USC; he analyzes tax policy

Lee-ford Tritt, professor of law focusing on estate tax and tax law at the University of Florida; he vetted the tax documents with the NYT reporters behind the investigation

Luke William Hunt, assistant professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Virginia; he is a former FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; author of the upcoming book “The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing” (November 2018, Oxford University Press)