President Trump refused to release his tax returns during the election campaign despite promising to do so, raising suspicion that anything from embarrassing business failures to compromising foreign debts could be revealed in them. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tweeted that she's received Trump tax returns from 2005.
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.(Seriously).— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
What we've got is from 2005... the President's 1040 form... details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 15, 2017
That'd be personal federal taxes. She'll be presenting the details at 9pm EST on her show. Any bets on what they contain?
UPDATE: The White House released information Trump's 2005 taxes to pre-empt the show.
Trump reported $150 million in income and $38 million paid in taxes, according to a statement from the White House. ...
The White House said Trump had a responsibility "to pay no more tax than legally required."
"Before being elected President, Mr. Trump was one of the most successful businessmen in the world with a responsibility to his company, his family and his employees to pya no more tax than legally required," the White House said.
Does he really think he gained anything be pre-empting her by minutes? It just shows there's no impediment at all to him releasing his taxes. Read the rest