Trump Admin Responds to Illegal Leak of 2005 Tax Returns – Scoops MSNBC
The Trump administration responded to the MSNBC report tonight on President Trump’s leaked tax documents from 2005.
Donald Trump paid $38 million on 150 million in income.
Here's a photo of the Trump tax returns that @maddow just displayed.
There's a stamp that reads "Client Copy." pic.twitter.com/GxmHGQDmd0
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 15, 2017
The documents were stamped “client copy.”
The Trump administration released the documents before Maddow’s much anticipated show on MSNBC tonight.
The Trump Administration also released a statement.
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) March 15, 2017
The Hill reported:
The White House on Tuesday night released some details of President Trump’s income and paid taxes from 2005, as MSNBC prepared to release the information in an evening broadcast.
Trump reported $150 million in income and $38 million paid in taxes, according to a statement from the White House.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had teased Tuesday evening that she had Trump’s 1040 form from 2005. MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell tweeted, “This is the night we’ve been waiting for.”
MSNBC alerted the White House about the information, and the White House seemed to opt to take the punch out of the report, releasing the major numbers itself shortly before the broadcast — and slamming MSNBC in the process.
“You know you are desperate for rating when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago,” the statement read. “Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns. The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, while the President will focus on his, which includes tax reform that will benefit all Americans.”