President Trump’s personal attorneys are exploring their legal options after his tax returns were exposed on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show this week, per Newsmax.
His legal team believes the network and an involved journalist could have violated federal privacy laws.
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A portion of Trump’s returns were published by DCReport.org, which is run by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston. They were also broadcast on “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC.
The forms reportedly showed Trump earned $153 million in 2005 and paid $36.6 million in federal taxes, USA Today reported.
And The Hill reported: “The return itself reveals nothing untoward, but questions as to its origin and publication do raise serious concerns.”
The President said months ago he’d not release his tax returns under any circumstances, which fueled democrats’ accusations that he had something to hide.
In a very satisfying turn of events for conservatives, however, Maddow’s “big reveal” early this week proved otherwise—nevertheless, the President feels his privacy has been violated.
“I have no idea where they got it but it’s illegal and you’re not supposed to have it and it’s not supposed to be leaked…It’s certainly not an embarrassing tax return at all, but it’s an illegal thing they’ve been doing it, they’ve done it before and I think it’s a disgrace,” Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
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The “Unauthorized Disclosure Of Information Act” is apparently the legislation he might be protected under, however some legal experts have suggested that might be a difficult case to make.