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let's listen. >> i spent my money on this business. i've put my blood, sweat and tears in this business, and i don't want any masks in here. i feel the overall reaction with the masks is ridiculous in the united states right now. >> natalie, your reaction to that? >> yeah. well, that's definitely the feeling we got that night for sure. i think that he's made a very scientific situation political, unfortunately. and i do wish that he were to be more hospitable and understanding to his customers that might need extra protection. some people have disabilities and whatnot. it is just very surprising and shocking that he -- >> seems to not care or have remorse. and it's frustrating trying to
get through this pandemic and people just jumping backwards, you know? . >> yeah. yeah, it's a very frustrating situation. >> look, i'm so sorry that your night out was ruined. anyone with kids knows that is a very special night indeed. we wish you all the best with your little one. you are a pwaoeufl family. please stay safe and healthy for us >> thank you very much. . >> i have to say really it is being interested who is being cast gated and marginalized. how does their mask hurt anyone else? . >> it certainly doesn't. it hurts my heart because they explained, they explained this is about the health of their child, and they were still essentially kicked out of that restaurant >> "new day" continues right now. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. it is wednesday, september 22nd. i'm brianna keilar alongside john berman on this "new day". we have stunning new details
about former president trump's attempted coup and the threat that he still poses to democracy. ahead of january 6th, a trump lawyer tried to convince then vice president mike pence that he could overturn the election results by throwing out electors from seven states. trump also had blueprints that republicans tried to use to prevent congress from certifying president biden's victory. we know trump's own campaign staff knew that his claims of election fraud were bogus but they did nothing to stop him. >> the new book "peril" reveals the six-point plan drawn up by john eastman to overturn the 20th election loss. it was shared with mike lee of utah and lindsey graham of south carolina. both men dismissed it. i will say, though, both men did due diligence. they both looked into this. it is telling. the memo detailed the six-point
plan. it was obtained by the authors of "peril" and cnn. the new book is out now. gentlemen, we want to talk a lot about this, including the six-point plan. but i want to talk about the overall theme and the why of this first. i'm turning to the end of the book. >> don't give it away, john. >> just a little bit of it. >> your last two words circled right here, peril remains. bob, why is that so important? . >> well, because trump is out there. bob costa and i think he's going to run again. clearly he has support. some of the polling shows he would beat biden. trump out there, we have the demo democracy. anyone can run for president. we know what he did for four years. and what he did is not worry enough about the people in the
country, worried about his own political standing, his impulses, and i think the basic theme of our book is, his actions were not just a problem in the united states, it was a national security emergency that we did. now, we were quite surprised to discover this. >> we started off thinking it was a crisis. and we concluded based on our reporting it's an emergency. that's why the peril remains. this was a situation during the transition where the cia director after the secretary of defense esper was fired worried of a right-wing coup happening behind the scenes privately. and you had the erosion of all the people around president trump not corralling him in the presidency. that's why we believe, based on our reporting, that the peril does remain. the system barely held together. will it hold together again if presented with similar circumstances. >> i wonder what you found as you talked to people.
you tell this compelling story of what is essentially a stress test of american democracy. so what you --. >> good what i to put it. >> so ideally the lesson, the postmortem of that is, look, there's things that need to be fixed. do you have a sense where the vulnerability lies and if they have been fixed or exacerbated? >> concentration of power in the presidency, i've done books and reporting for the "washington post" on 10 presidents going back to nixon. and there is so much power a president has and in the case, as the book shows, nancy pelosi, the speaker of the house, two days after the insurrection at the capitol, the january 6th event, which is really a pivot point in history, two days later, she calls general milley, chairman of the joint chiefs and says how can we prevent trump
from launching nuclear weapons? we need some reassurance. and we have a transcript of the call, one of the most extraordinary moments in washington politics and national security policy. and here's the speaker of the house, second in line, saying to the top military man, we need assurances. he's crazy. trump is crazy. chairman millie then says, yes, i agree completely with you, but we have procedures. and then after he realizes the procedures are not sufficient. >> to your point, it's an important one. you look out in the states now, all the state legislativers run by republicans trying to get trump supporters to be election officials. you have a culture in the republican party, where senator lee and senator graham were trying to fact-check what was going on with the trump legal team's claims, that is not a
pervasive effort inside the gop. in fact, so many leaders are standing with president trump despite what happened. >> and, again, talking about this in the past tense. i think we should never used past tense verbs here. donald trump wrote a letter last week to the secretary of state of georgia trying to decertify the georgia election results now. now. >> nine months after -- sorry. almost a year after the election. and so he won't give up. okay, that's fine. but what we found with that memo, which you really, in an important way, highlight two of the most conservative senators, republican senators in the senate, trump supporters, mike lee of utah, senator lindsey graham, get this information, these allegations that the election was stolen, here's why. and it's not just that they
fact-check, they conducted investigations to is this true? if it was true, it would be significant. and these two trump supporters come up with the conclusion, it's bogus. there is nothing there. here's senator lee on the phone calling the states. and what's interesting, a senator can get anyone on the phone. and he calls around to the head of the house, head of the senate in these states and says what's this about, an alternative slate of electors? and they say, not true. it's not there. and when lee goes home to utah, people -- trump supporters are coming to him and saying, hey, the election was stolen. and he said, no, no. there's no evidence. >> look, that memo again is the
blueprint to overthrow an election. that's what it is. it's a blueprint to overthrow the results of an election handed to the vice president of the united states more or less in the oval office. trump tells mike pence, hey, listen to john eastman, this lawyer. you lay it out in the book. and to get to the mike lee and lindsey graham point, you don't have to fact-check this. this letter is so on its face outrageous and bogus. it is such an outwere rageous claim, it is surprising they even bothered to do due diligence and not just say, you're crazy, mr. president. you are crazy, john eastman. once they did do their due diligence, why wasn't graham shouting from the mountain tops january 4th, 5th, and 6th, this is bonkers. don't pay attention to what's going on here. don't pay attention to the coup being written down and planned in the oval office. >> this book is called "peril."
we debated it behind the scenes. it could be called "power." who has the political capital. people like senator lee and senator graham, when you talk about their political standing and others in the same position recognize president trump was making claims that were not true about the election. they don't feel compelled to speak out because they are not in positions of power. that's really an issue for the republican party moving forward. even though leader mccarthy and leader mcconnell are the formal leaders of the republican party, it's the conservative movement, the podcast, people in the states, president trump in political winter, these from people that seem to wield the power right now in the republican party. >> berman talks about people who are insurrection curious. when you look at obviously lee and graham, we're trying to see what the parameters of this plan actually were. and no wiggle room, right? there is no wiggle room. but so, too, was the vice president. he was speaking with former vice
president dan quayle trying to see is there some kind of work-around. can i do something here. >> so vice president pence at the time -- i mean, look at it. we were able to report this from his point of view. trump is still president at this point. pence is very politically ambitious. he knows the power of trump in the party. trump has controlled pence for four years. and so he wants to find a way to accommodate trump. but quayle, all kinds of lawyers and advisers to pence say you can't. the constitution is very clear. you have no power other than the power to count the votes. you don't make judgments here. and you see pence on one side,
on the other. and eventually, to his credit -- >> he does eventually certify the election january 6th. but this scene, january 5th, the eve of the insurrection, you wonder where could this country have gone if pence had gone in a different direction. pence one-on-one in the oval office said wouldn't it be cool if they said you had the power to decertify the election. wouldn't it be great, mike? it's what you were saying. this whole system came this close to being thrown to the house of representatives where republicans could have maybe pushed it towards trump because they had the control of the number of delegations in the house. this was a human story as much as it was a political crisis. people making decisions in the moment, sometimes based on a variety of motivations. >> it is still a human story, right? it's still a human story. mike pence ultimately, after being insurrection curious, as
it were, saying he wanted to give trump there, found out he couldn't. i find that interesting in itself. but he didn't do it and the election held there. what's going on now in lindsey graham, man, is he an interesting character >> you could write a whole book about graham. he is really a shakespearean character. he is ambivalent about trump. at one point as the book reports, in a call to trump he says, mr. president, you f-ed up your presidency. trump is so mad he hangs up. and then a day or two later calls graham back. and graham said i would have hung up, too. because i am saying you f-ed it up. and then graham is on the other side realizing how powerful, persuasive to his supporters that donald trump is. >> i mean, lindsey graham, you
quote him saying to trump, we can't do it without you, mr. president. you have to help us. but you're going to have to focus on the future not the past. thanks, senator graham for standing up to him like that, and then going back to golf with him every day. he is saying this to donald trump yet continues to enable and empower him >> count me out but count him in. . >> covering capitol hill, you know the characters as well as anyone. someone like senator graham likes playing golf with president trump. even deeper than that, he likes president trump. that's what we were trying to show in our reporting. we spent nine months just digging into this. so many republicans really like trump. they want to not only enable trump, we use that word a lot, they want to see him come back. he is sufficient tans for them
and sometimes personally. >> the core at this, who is trump? i spent last year when working on the book "rage," interviewing trump 18 times for almost 10 hours. and there is this side to him, cruel, abusive, but also he knows how to be charming. bob costa --. >> he's a professional host. he's a hotel owner. yes, he is. with lots of republicans, there is this charm offensive and there is -- and if you -- bob costa, to his credit, listens to --. >> you have to watch these rallies. because he is still holding rallies. they don't get a lot of attention. if you listen to these rallies, he is sometimes taking the language of winston churchill, we will never surrender, we will never give up, we will never give in. he is out there right now every
few weeks to thousands of people having these rallies. he hasn't disappeared. >> you say they like him. they have also struggled to understand him. and we're searching for ways to do it. you are searching how paul ryan was incredibly puzzled. how do i handle this guy? one of the keys is when a donor, a doctor, suggested he look at this through the prism of narcissistic personality disorder. so you talk about that. but i also wonder what you think about looking at him through the prism of narcissistic personality disorder. is it helpful? . >> well, i mean, ryan thought it was. made it very clear to paul ryan. remember, he's speaker of the house. trump is coming into the presidency. both republicans. they have a good deal of power. and ryan realizes theis readinge
psychiatric manuals to try to understand the personality of trump. and 100 years from now historians are going to be writing about who was donald trump, what did he care about, what -- how did he win the presidency and how did he, you know, in 2000, you know, that election last year, remember that? that was a year ago. >> 2020, sure. . >> he could have won. 45,000 votes in three states. arizona, wisconsin, and georgia, and he would be president right now. >> one other thing i hadn't heard before, the day of the insurrection, paul ryan was crying? >> he was watching the insurrection happen. he canceled all his meetings that day. he did begin to cry.
that reveals a lot about people who read the book. i've already gotten texts. some hate that scene. others are moved by the scene. someone like speaker ryan is as much a divisive figure in american politics as president trump and others. people say why is he crying if he was in many ways working so closely with president trump during his time in the speakership? he shouldn't be crying. that's where we are. people see the moments in different ways. we're just here to report the story. . >> gentlemen, don't go anywhere. we have more we want to talk about. you know who would be upset about everything we just talked about about your book? president biden.. >> they don't like to use the word trump in the white house. . >> your book has a lot of new revelations about president biden and what's going on inside the white house. and the pressure that joe manchin felt and what it means for the biden agenda going forward.
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and we're back now with the authors of "peril," bob woodward and bob costa. we are shifting focus to president biden. one of the things you described about the relief bill that happened over the spring, this is something that really matters right now for president biden's infrastructure and other legacy items that he is hoping to pass. you talk about him really turning the screws on joe manchin, right? if you don't come along, biden says to manchin, you're really f-ing me. >> yeah. this was real politics. this was the rescue plan. that was $1.9 trillion. now of course he is asking for
$3.5 trillion, almost twice as much. and manchin was the key. and we are able to describe this process -- i mean, this is what goes on in washington. people scream and yell and leverage and somebody like joe manchin, he kind of goes both ways on this. and he is saying, oh, no, we are not going to spend all that money. and then biden gets him on the phone and says, you know, look, you're f-ing me. you can't do that. you're a democrat. and eventually manchin comes along and supports this. . >> part of it, though, he's not just using the stick the whole time. joe biden, president biden is always the senator. as much as he's been vice president and president, he's really the senator. i'm going to work with you.
senator manchin says the same thing. they had a meeting february 1st. we report he had a private meeting with manchin the same night. >> in the basement of the white house essentially. republicans don't know. and then manchin comes up and this --. >> republicans didn't love it when they heard about this. >> yeah, exactly. >> that's biden working behind the scenes. old joe, they call him. . >> it's the joe way from 36 years in the senate. now, the problem, and we will see, and this is why this reporting informs what's going on this minute. how is biden going to deal with manchin? and manchin is, again, out. i'm not going to go along. >> they're going big. the problem with president biden is senator sanders.
this is a president who came in and said i'm going to work with the left, with senator sanders, my primary foe. >> bernie sanders and joe biden have a much better relationship than anyone imagined. giving him the leeway. this informs exactly where we are right now. manchin says they act like they're going to shove it down my throat. they can kiss my as. he voted for it after hours of education. you are going to come out of this looking like the dealmaker, biden told him. he needs manchin now, too. and is manchin approaching this like i was there for you once. that was it. . >> great question. i would say a president always has political capital.
biden is going through a rough period now. he is still president of the united states. and what presidents can do we found -- it's extraordinary. not just the bull where pulpit. not just being commander in chief. again, this whole side of this being commander in chief was the real national security hero in this. biden's skillful, he's informed. he knows the importance of personal relations. when somebody puts the book together about what's going on now, it's -- you probably have to take a number to get in to see him. but he will see people. he calls. >> and he's low key. the one thing -- you really get a portrait of biden in this book. he's always working the phone. unlike president trump who showed us everything he's doing, president biden is the person
who is making call after call after call, and not necessarily talking about it publicly. he can seem almost quiet in the presidency. but the feet are kicking behind the scenes politically. >> it's sort of a good expectations management game we have seen him play. sometimes legislative items are on the ropes. and then next thing you know life has been breathed into them. on the right, they want to paint a picture of a bumbling joe biden. but then you paint this narrative of what he is doing behind the scenes where, yes, he has political capital but he is also using his personal capital in his relationships. >> yes. and also internally with the white house staff. i mean, he is the question man. he gets it. what's happening, what are the deals, who's talking to people, what are the arguments on the other side? he is a tough task master as president. and people who work for him i
think are a little -- some of t them, wow, i thought joe biden was this good guy. >> he's not always nice. >> yeah. but he's got problems now. and if you look at afghanistan where we have new information back in march of this year, his top national security team, lloyd austin, secretary of defense, tony blinken, secretary of state, after going and meeting with the europeans came back and said, you know, pulling out of afghanistan is summarily all at once may not work. and they formally recommended slow it down. lloyd austin saying gait the process so you let some troops out, then some more, then some more. as you look back on it, that may
have been a much sounder policy than the one of what he has done. >> and he stuck with his own position forged over decades. look at recent presidents, president obama, president biden, president bush. biden comes through who has the relationships with leader schumer, nancy pelosi. when they need to move on reconciliation, cutting a deal quickly, to your point, he has the relationships that goes back years. it's almost like speaking a different language. the language of power behind the scenes. he doesn't have to learn it. he knows it and speaks it fluently. . >> he has meetings with them today. i want to end if i can where we began, with peril remains, which is where you end in the book here. i'm dying to know very quickly, your gut feeling here. donald trump, as you say, at this moment the republican front-runner for nomination for president. the insurrection didn't happen because a few people in the
system were willing to stand up to donald trump. brad raffensperger, mike men's, others said, no, no, no. is it your opinion there are those people month could stop him again, they would be willing to? . >> we'll see. what we discovered in working on this book, there is surprise always when you deal with people who are dealing with donald trump. some things may work. some things may not. bob is right within the republican party, it's, oh, trump wants this, trump supports this candidate. and there's a lot of saluting going on. and are people -- we will see. there are always surprises. we found the big surprise in this was general milley, who is
the one who said, wait a minute, we're going to not have a war with china. we're not going to have trump go off the rails and do -- launch some seniority of military operation, even the use of nuclear weapons. and he took action. you know -- >> there is this moment. while we were working on this book, i had two words sitting in front of my computer screen every day. assume nothing. as we move forward as reporters, we can't assume anything. and we've got to take it very seriously and not avert our eyes from what happened. this is history unfolding right now. we need to report it out, take it seriously, not just assume, whether it's president trump or anyone else, won't run again or can't win or this can't happen. things happen. in "peril," we knew it was a domestic crisis, national
security emergency. who's to say -- >> suppose we had -- milley's concern about a war with china sp. and there was important intelligence telling milley the chinese thought we were going to attack them. that is the worst moment >> miscommunication can be the seed of war. >> yeah. that's really the question. do we get to that point as a country again. and you guys raised some very important questions in your book. we want to thank you so much for coming in to discuss "peril" with us. bob and bob, thank you. appreciate it. up next, florida's governor just named a new top doctor. but wait until you hear what he says about covid vaccines. and a progressive lawmaker daring nancy pelosi to call her bluff. she joins us loss. another first pitch -- oh, my god. dear lord. all right. sorry. i've got to get a drink of water
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so what do you do when you're a republican governor blocking vaccine mandates, saying covid is no big deal, but all the science and all the doctors say you're wrong? well, you go out and find a doctor who will say you're right. john avlon went doctor shopping for today's reality check. >> doctor shopping is usually a problem associated with drug addicts the who go from doctor to doctor trying to get the prescription they want rather than the treatment they need. but hyper partisan ship is a hell of a drug. it can make people politicize a
pandemic and right wingers for an anti vax mandate state surgeon general. you might remember that florida's ron desantis went doctor shopping for trump white house radiologist scott atlas before reopening the sunshine state. it's this kind of governing that has contributed to 52,000 floridian deaths from covid, which is creeping toward the total number of deaths in the vietnam war in one-sixth the time. the 43-year-old ivy league populist with a 47% approval rating isn't going to let numbers like that stop him to the base. so he just appointed joseph la ladapo. why such a big position? well, it might be because dr. ladapo said the risks of covid-19 may outweigh the
benefits for certain low-risk. as the cdc says, these vaccines have undergone the most intense safety monitoring in u.s. history. but, hey, what does the hell does the cdc know, am i right? he isn't the only skeptic. idaho has run out of hospital beds in most places and is rationing care. this week they nominated a doctor who called covid vaccines face to serve on a central district health board. he got it because he was kicked off. some people with scientific bias thought epidemiologist endorsed by the idaho system would make a replacement. but county commissioners decided to go in a different position. he seems to claim vaccines, like
those for covid, cause diseases. this is all evidence of another kind of sickness which popped up in horrie cy county, south caro. he didn't pull any punches. the leaders of horry county believe it is appropriate to advocate for medical treatment for any illness is simply insane, especially in the middle of a plague. in opposition to the guide answer for the cdc, the national institute of health and 9 5% of the physicians in the country. we could use more conservative congressman can the cajones to stand up for for the craziness in the party. let's be honest, the truth is what's being debated here. from the reality of covid to the reality of election results. everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
they are not entitled to their own facts. here's the key fact to keep in mind. the united states just passed the number of deaths we suffered during the 1918 influenza epi epidemic, before we had basic medical advances like penicillin. this is officially america's deadliest pandemic. with vaccines readily available it is a largely self-inflicted tragedy, driven by disinformation and politicians who don't care how many people their policies killed. and that's your reality check. >> you know, john avlon, it seems like good politics would be keeping your voters alive so they could vote for you maybe. just a thought. up next, does race play a role in all the attention given to the gabby me tito case? breaking this morning, former president trump suing a member of his own family.
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the national focus on the story of gabby petito, whose remains were identified yesterday in wyoming, has generated a parallel conversation about how much attention is given to white women who go missing verses the amount of attention and resources given to women of color. according to the fbi, there were 55,000 adults who went missing last year where the person was believed to be in danger or gone missing voluntarily. more than 15,000 were black. 34,000 white, which includes lat latinos. are the numbers reflected in all the coverage or national attention? joining us is run tell this. thanks for being here. . >> thanks for having me. . >> it is interesting and raises
all kinds of questions. there are things that need to be investigated and discovered there. this isn't saying that story is not important. but. >> well, thank you for starting that way. this isn't saying gabby me tee know is not important. there is an overrepresentation in media when white women go missing and under representation when black, brown or indigenous people go missing. i'm willing to bet no one person watching can name one black woman who became a household name. there are young beautiful middleclass women where every other factor aligned with gabby petito but the only different charity is race. 32-year-old mother in california went missing in 2016. her2-year-old daughter went missing with her. that child is still missing to
this day. we are talking about representation. >> this isn't just -- you might look at media coverage and say, okay, those are the stories that get blown up and that get covered. but what is the harm? what is the harm of it? >> yeah. so unlike with other stories that are over or underrepresented, this has real-life implications for women of color. it makes them less safe. predators know if you want to get away with murder, you seek the victim that no one is going to look for. it has real implications for women walking around today. also, when there is all of this media attention, it puts pressure on law enforcement and directs resources to the searches and increases reward money. the women are much more likely to be found because of the media attention. >> laeyla santiago is in florid covering this. she said as far as she can tell
the fbi and law enforcement presence yesterday was greater than she had seen in the days before. >> media is very, very powerful. when the light is shone, and no one is saying they don't deserve it, when everyone knows the world is looking for value system, society's larger value system of white women being valued heavily and women of color not being valued as much comes through the media because a lot of the decisions about what's being covered is made largely by newsroom led by white men. and that's the core of the problem here, is that this reflects the value system. >> i think also separately from women of the george floyd case and all the resources that got mobilized outside of that department, they wanted to make sure that they had their best shot at a top notch prosecution. but, look, this is -- this is something that we have seen before, right. this is actually a term that was
the late great gwen ifill who we miss dearly, she brought this up at a journalist of color conference in 2004. let's listen to that. >> i think at the time when 94 in ra wanda we were looking at, you know, nancy kerrigan and tonya harding and wayne bobbit, everybody knows what happened to bobbit, you know. >> i call it the missing white woman syndrome. there is a missing white woman, we're going to cover that, every day. >> it's true. >> what's changed? >> nothing has changed since then. and, you know, we miss gwen if ifill, she was a truth teller. i've covered tons of crime and i can spot a perfect victim from a mile away. i could have told you this gabby petito story was going to blow up. we all know who gets attention. we all know who gets coverage, that has to change. imagine the men, women and children in the community where gabby petito who went missing
who know for the last ten years 700 indigenous people have gone missing and nobody said a word and one missing white woman turns up in their backyard. >> part of the story if it is something that benefits all women, this 911 call, we know the call was about brian laundrie allegedly hitting her, and you look at the moab police tape, right. and it looks like she's going to be the one who gets in trouble. i wonder what this says for all women, though, about -- and for policing when it comes to how they should be approaching these domestic violence incidents and how perhaps they should be asking more questions. >> it is very important to have these conversations. and this is a sisterhood, right, the sisters support each other. but what a lot of folks are pointing out is that the rules don't apply equally. and that's what we all want. we want all women to be protected. we want all women to be searched for when they disappear. >> we have to think about this as we cover this.
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major league baseball, there have been some historically bad first pitches. mma star conor mcgregor joined that list. might have topped that list, throwing out the first pitch last night at wrigley field. >> have fun with this. >> oh. >> this guy. i didn't teach him how to play baseball, okay? >> oh! >> it looks easy when you are in the ring. >> not sure how to play baseball, okay. >> i think he took out -- oh, gosh -- >> i feel bad for the wall. >> i loved your reaction last hour because you hadn't seen it before. >> i don't understand. there have been bad first pitches, but that one is almost he had to try. no wonder he lost so many matches. >> well, we have seen -- well, there we go. we have seen enough -- i was going to say maybe he should stick to fighting. we know how that's been going. i've seen enough pitches, once i had to throw out a pitch at the
nats game and i didn't want to be on the list so i practiced. i made sure i could throw the distance and in the right direction and it was pretty basic. >> how did it go? >> it was fine. it ended up fine. practice. >> brianna keilar, 1, conor mcgregor, 0. >> correct. i feel like he gets minus 1200 for that one. that was pretty bad. "new day" continues right now. >> good morning to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. it is wednesday, september 22nd. breaking overnight, former president trump is suing his niece, mary trump, and three new york times reporters. he's alleging that a, quote, insidious plot happened to obtain his private tax records. now, trump's lawsuit filed in new york state claims that up to 1 -- it is climbing up to $100 million in damages and alleging that mary trump's disclosure of the tax information to the times amounted to an illegal breach of a 2001