Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine says the upcoming debate presents three critical points: policy specifics, questions from voters, and truthfulness. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine said on Sunday that the upcoming debate between his running mate, Hillary Clinton, and Republican opponent, Donald Trump, will present the opportunity to hit three critical issues: getting specific on policy proposals, answering questions from voters and getting challenged on truthfulness of the candidates' claims. "I think the debate issue, obviously, let it be an even standard for both, but that issue about specifics, answering those unanswered questions and checking people on truthfulness, that's going to be very important," Kaine told "Face the Nation" on CBS. Among the unanswered questions for Trump, Kaine pointed out issues such as the state of Trump's tax returns, his ties to Russia and allegations of wrongdoing by the Trump Foundation. Democrats have sought to pressure Trump to release his tax returns, but the Republican has said he will not release them until a federal government audit has been completed. Clinton has released her tax records. Clinton's campaign repeated this week its call for Trump to release his tax returns after The Washington Post reported Trump's charitable foundation had spent thousands of dollars to settle lawsuits involving his businesses.