PROCESS OF ANY OF THEM GETTING IT TO LEAK.>>Neil: RAND PAUL ON THE PHONE. THE KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN JOINS US. SENATOR, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS ISSUE OF THE TAXES AND GETTING THEM IN PROSECUTORS’ HANDS?>>OUR TAX CODE RELIES ON ANONYMITY. PART OF OUR TAX CODE AND PART OF THE SO-CALLED PRIVACY OF IT IS THAT NOBODY — YOUR NEIGHBORS, PEOPLE YOU GO TO CHURCH WITH, PEOPLE YOU SEE AT THE DRUG STORE DON’T GET TO KNOW YOUR INCOME AND YOUR DEDUCTIONS. IT’S PRIVATE. THEY CHECK IT TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE PAYING YOUR TAXES BUT IT’S BEEN ANONYMOUS SO I THINK THIS IS A REAL SERIOUS BREACH TO THE NATURE OF OUR TAX CODE AND ONCE YOU DO IT TO ONE PERSON WE’RE GOING TO DO IT TO EVERYBODY. I THINK IT’S A ROTTEN THING TO DO AND I THINK IT SETS US WAY BACK ON PEOPLE BELIEVING THAT THEIR FINANCES ARE PRIVATE AND NOT GOING TO BE DISPLAYED TO THE PUBLIC.>>Neil: WHEN YOU WERE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, SENATOR, YOU RELEASED ALL THAT INFO. VIRTUALLY EVERY CANDIDATE DID. DEMOCRATS HAVE. ON THAT LEVEL ALONE SHOULD THIS BE SOMETHING THAT IS?>>I NEVER RELEASED MINE BUT I COULD TELL YOU THAT MINE WOULD BE ABOUT THREE PAGES COMPARED TO ABOUT THREE MILLION PAGES FOR DONALD TRUMP SO MINE IS A LITTLE LESS COMPLICATED.>>Neil: YOUR SENATE FORMS GET INTO SOME OF THE BROAD ASPECTS THAT WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT.>>WE HAD TO FILL OUT FORMS SIMILAR TO THE PRESIDENT’S FORMS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT SO HE’S PUT DOWN IN CERN PARAMETERS OF HIS WEALTH AND — IN CERTAIN PARAMETERS. EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTRY KNOWS HE DIDN’T RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS AND THEY COULD HAVE VOTED AGAINST HIM IF IT WAS A BIG DEAL BUT PART OF THE WAY OUR TAX SYSTEM WORKS IS FOR EVERYBODY’S BENEFIT AND THAT’S TO KEEP IT PRIVATE SO I’M VERY MUCH AGAINST HIS — NOT BECAUSE I CARE WHAT’S IN THEM OR NOT IN THEM. I’M VERY MUCH AGAINST IT BECAUSE I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD DESTROY THE ANONYMOUS NATURE OF OUR TAX CODE.>>Neil: TO SWITCH GEARS TO THE PRESIDENT’S MOVE ON SYRIA TODAY, SENATOR, WITHDRAWING TROOPS FROM NORTHERN SYRIA AS WE SEE THE TURKS COME IN. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN YOUR OWN PARTY, LINDSEY GRAHAM, MARCO RUBIO, AND ON AND ON SAY IT’S A BAD MOVE, IT EMBOLDENS OUR ENEMIES.>>SOUNDED LIKE YOU LISTED THE NEOCON CAUCUS. I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP REALIZES WHAT PRESIDENT REAGAN RECOGNIZED, UNFORTUNATELY TOO LATE IN BEIRUT LEAVING 300 OR 400 PEOPLE IN AN AREA THAT ARE VULNERABLE COULD LEAD TO CATASTROPHE BUT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING TO SECURE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. I’M OF THE BELIEF GO BIG OR GO HOME. 200 OR 300 PEOPLE ARE A TRIPWIRE TO GET US DRAWN INTO SOMETHING AND A TRAGEDY, PROBABLY, BUT THEY AREN’T ENOUGH TO DO ANYTHING — IN FACT, THERE MAY BE DOZENS OF PEOPLE THE AT A TIME, MAYBE A DOZEN HERE, A DOZEN THERE. THEY AREN’T ENOUGH TO DETER ANYTHING AND PART OF THE RESOLUTION HAS TO BE THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE OVER THERE. TURKS LIVE THERE. THE SYRIANS LIVE THERE. THEY HAVE COME TO AN AGREEMENT. THERE ARE ABOUT THREE MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES IN TURKEY. THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO GET SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE BACK INTO SYRIA AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE A ZONE WHERE THEY CAN CONTROL THAT, AND I THINK THAT THE BEST ANSWER IS THAT WE DON’T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE MORE OF A STAKE IN THE GAME AND WE NEED TO NOT THINK THAT IT’S ALWAYS THE U.S.’S RESPONSIBILITY TO FIGHT EVERY WAR AND FIND EVERY PEACE. WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND PEACE IN 18 YEARS IN AFGHANISTAN. I DON’T THINK WE’RE GOING TO FIND PEACE IN SYRIA BUT I THINK A COUPLE HUNDRED PEOPLE THERE IS CERTAINLY A TRIPWIRE FOR A BIGGER WAR OR FOR A CALAMITY FOR OUR SOLDIERS.>>Neil: LINDSEY GRAHAM SAYS IT’S A CALAMITY FOR ABANDONING THE KURDS. NIKKI HALEY SAID WE MUST HAVE THE BACKS OF OUR ALLIES. WHAT DO YOU SAY?>>I THINK AFTER WORLD ONE ONE WE COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB DRAWING THESE LINES. THERE IS A KURDISH AUTONOMOUS REGION FOR PEOPLE IN IRAQ AND THAT’S WHERE THEY COULD LIVE IF THEY WANT TO HAVE MORE AUTONOMY BUT IT MAY BE UNREALISTIC TO THINK THAT TURKEY IS GOING TO GIVE UP REGION FOR THE KURDS. SOME SAY THIS WILL FORCE THE KURDS TO DECIDE WHO THEIR ALLIES ARE. IT’S DEFINITELY NOT TURKISH ALLIES. DO THEY HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH SYRIA AND COULD THERE BE A UNIFICATION OF CAUSES. THIS CHAOS WAS FED BY OUTSIDE INTERVENTION. THE TURKS GOT INVOLVED. WE GOT INVOLVED. THE QATARIS. THE SAUDIS. THESE PEOPLE GOT INVOLVED IN THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR AND PEOPLE DIED AND MILLIONS DISPLACED. THE IDEA OF REGIME CHANGE. THIS IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SO RIGHT ABOUT. REGIME CHANGE HASN’T WORKED. IT’S LED TO CHAOS AND THE RISE OF ISIS CAME IN THE CHAOS OF