Trump releases 2005 tax info ahead of MSNBC report

The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year.

The acknowledgement comes as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says she has obtained part of Trump’s 2005 tax forms.

The White House is pushing back pre-emptively, saying that publishing those returns would be illegal.

It says, “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.”

The White House adds that it is “totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns” and is bashing the “dishonest media.”

Rachel Maddow says she has the returns – According to federal law, unauthorized publication of other individuals’ tax returns is a felony punishable by up to a $5,000 fine and five years in prison.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I’d rather see Maddox do a 5-year stretch in the federal pokey.
    Yep, that would be best.

  • canminuteman

    Can we see Obama’s college records now?

    • V10_Rob

      I’d ask to see the Clinton financial records, but I’m allergic to multiple self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the back of the head.

  • edlancey

    Maddow should be in jail – men’s jail.

  • Alain

    Clearly someone already broke the law if she actually obtained a copy of his tax returns. I really hope that the rule of law is applied here.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Liberal heads will explode should Trump go after her.

  • BillyHW

    I rather enjoyed Madcow’s self-immolation tonight.

    Trump is playing 4D chess and is trolling them all and they keep falling for it.

    It’s Christmas each and every day!

    • Maddow got hosed.

      • Clink9

        Even Van Jones says if that’s all they got, it’s a good night for Trump.

        • BillyHW

          When you’ve lost Van Jones, you’ve lost America.

    • Clink9

      She’s getting creamed on Twitter.

      • BillyHW

        I think there’s a Japanese word for that!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Sessions is still putting his people in place at the Justice Department. Once he does, I expect payback time.