On the evening of 3/14/17 the Associated Press (AP) has published the following 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.”
“Trump refused to release his tax returns during the campaign, claiming he was under audit.”
This blog will be updated as new information becomes available.
This data was obtained by David Cay Johnston, a journalist with DCReport.org who received these 2 pages in his mailbox, sent to him anonymously. According to what was said by Rachel Maddow and Mr. Johnston, President Donald Trump paid $38 million dollars in income tax in 2005; reported a $105 million write down with earnings of over $150 million dollars. It is NOT illegal to publish these tax returns which were not solicited and anonymously received.
Let’s just hope someone sends the president’s 2005 IRS tax attachment forms.