On Twitter, Trump criticizes reporter who revealed tax return

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A White House official speaking on background said it was illegal for Maddow to release the president's tax returns while she argued it was her First Amendment right.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow devoted her show tonight to an exclusive: two pages of Trump's 2005 tax return.

President Donald Trump is the first President - or even Presidential candidate - that has not released his tax returns since Richard Nixon.

-"It came from just an address at the Trump Tower". "We were left with a lot of questions when we opened that envelope".

In a statement, the government accused journalists of stealing the documents and publishing them illegally, despite rumours that the President may have leaked them himself. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for reporting stories for The New York Times that exposed loopholes and inequities in the tax code.

-The records were sent to then-Daily News editor-in-chief Jim Rich, according to CNN. "Jail time!" Trump said. It may take us months to find out who is actually behind the leaked documents, and perhaps you'll never know the truth.

The White House said Trump paid $38m in taxes and had earned income of "more than $150m" that year.

Johnston said the documents were mailed to him.

And David Cay Johnston isn't some random reporter. Given that there appears to be nothing embarrassing about the return whatsoever, and the world is laughing at Maddow, my money's on Trump being the leaker. One nugget from the report was that Trump had a write down valued at $100 million in business loans, but the White House did not provide further details about the nature of the losses. "The suit was ultimately dismissed".

Maddow devoted the opening of her show to a series of claims about possible Trump connections to a Russian oligarch (he bought a house Trump owned) and other foreign entities including the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. "Donald Trump has, over the years, leaked all sorts of things".

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