Ultimately, the reporting that Ms. Maddow eventually aired on Tuesday night’s show — two pages from a single, decade-old federal tax return — was less groundbreaking than the mere fact that a portion of the president’s records had surfaced at all. The journalist who obtained the records, David Cay Johnston, a former tax reporter for The New York Times, said that the documents arrived “over the transom” in his mailbox. Mr. Johnston even speculated on-air that Mr. Trump had sent the documents himself.
The White House is releasing some of President Trump's 2005 tax information in advance of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show tonight, which is teasing a scoop on the documents.
WH numbers claim Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year, according to the AP.
It also claimed that it is "totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns," saying:
"You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago."
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