MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and author/journalist David Cay Johnston discuss how Johnston obtained the summary pages of President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns and what they say about the president's tax burden. Maddow also reads a response from the White House.
A few things about the tax returns:
- The tax returns were sent anonymously to David Cay Johnston, a one-time New York Times reporter who covered the IRS and wrote a book on Trump.
- Johnston and others speculated that the returns could have been sent by Trump or his associates as a distraction.
- Trump broke a long tradition followed by presidential candidates when he refused to release his taxes.
- The leaked tax forms are stamped "client copy."
See the leaked documents below: