President Trump’s Tax Returns Released Ahead of MSNBC TV Report

President Trump’s Tax Returns Released Ahead of MSNBC TV Report
President Trump’s Tax Returns Released Ahead of MSNBC TV Report

President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes according to the Associated Press.

Related: Democrats say Trump tax returns are a national security issue

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An hour before The Rachel Maddow Show aired on MSNBC on Tuesday night,

that she obtained Trump’s 1040 tax form from 2005. The White House pushed back pre-emptively, shortly before she went to air.

At the beginning of her show, Maddow said “a portion of Donald Trump’s tax returns” had been turned over to investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. It is the first known time that a news organization has obtained Trump’s returns since he became a presidential candidate.

The White House claimed in a statement that it’s “totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns.”

Trump refused to release his tax returns during the 2016 presidential campaign, insisting that he couldn’t because he was under audit. His Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, released each year of her returns since 1977.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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