Rachel Maddow Obtains Trump's 2005 Tax Return; White House Slams MSNBC For "Violating The Law To Boost Ratings"

Tyler Durden's picture

Five months after President Trump's 1995 tax return cover-page was leaked to The New York Times, and one week after The New York Times' Nick Kristoff urged IRS employees to illegally leak Trump's tax return, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow dropped a somewhat shocking tweet-bomb (if it's true)... "we've got Trump tax returns... (seriously)" and she will reveal them at 9ET tonight.

In October, the New York Times reports that "Trump Tax Records Obtained by The Times Reveal He Could Have Avoided Paying Taxes for Nearly Two Decades." Specifically, it reports that according to a previously undisclosed 1995 tax filing, Trump reported a $916 million loss on his income tax returns that year which could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income tax for up to 18 years. As it explains, "the 1995 tax records, never before disclosed, reveal the extraordinary tax benefits that Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, derived from the financial wreckage he left behind in the early 1990s through mismanagement of three Atlantic City casinos, his ill-fated foray into the airline business and his ill-timed purchase of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan."

Then just last week, the New York Times' columnist Nicholas Kristoff urged IRS employees Sunday to break the law, and leak Donald Trump’s tax returns to his publication: “If you’re in IRS and have a certain president’s tax return that you’d like to leak, my address is: NYT, 620 Eighth Ave, NY NY 10018,” Nicholas Kristof wrote on Twitter.

As the Hill reminds us, the release of an individual's unauthorized tax returns is a felony. While reporters who publish illegally obtained information that they did not solicit are traditionally not prosecuted - recall that in September 2016 the NYT released an old Trump tax return without legal consequences-  the legal picture becomes less clear if the reporters are involved in the leaking of the information.

On this issue, the U.S. code on unauthorized disclosure of information states quite clearly that "It shall be unlawful for any person to whom any return or return information (as defined in section 6103(b)) is disclosed in a manner unauthorized by this title thereafter willfully to print or publish in any manner not provided by law any such return or return information... Any violation of this paragraph shall be a felony punishable by a fine in any amount not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution."

And now...

The White House has responded pre-emptively with a statement:

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.


Before being elected President, Mr. Trump was one of the most successful businessmen in the world with a responsibility to his company, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required. That being said, Mr. Trump paid $38 million dollars even after taking into account large scale depreciation for construction, on an income of more than $150 million dollars, as well as paying tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes and this illegally published return proves just that.


Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns.


The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, while the President will focus on his, which includes tax reform that will benefit all Americans.

So now it appears that in addition to the CIA and FBI, there an anti-Trump mole at the IRS as well. We look forward to President Trump's reaction.

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Chupacabra-322's picture

Arrest her on the Spot. Tired of the Open Lawlessness & Criminality.

ShortTheUS's picture

He could get in trouble for showing those returns on his show.

NidStyles's picture

When will Trump learn:


With Jews, you lose.

Krungle's picture

I know, if only he had more good goys like Pence, McCain, Priebus, Ryan....

MagicHandPuppet's picture

That bitch is desperate for ratings.

knukles's picture

Unsubstantiated accusation she has some strange Chemtrail related illness

lexxus's picture
lexxus (not verified) stizazz Mar 14, 2017 7:30 PM

She's fired :-)

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) lexxus Mar 14, 2017 7:31 PM

What if Trump is actually poor?

Doña K's picture

It looks like NY City return noyhing to do with IRS

But still, if she shows it on TV it should be a crime.

Keyser's picture

I hope the androgynous one actually releases these tax returns... That way she goes to jail, does not pass go and does not collect $200...

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Do it, Madcow. I can live with you doing 5 years in the federal pen. Think of all the dyke carpet there is to munch in there.

The_Juggernaut's picture

So who's going to tune into this disgustobeasts show to see what it's all about?  I don't have the stomach to do it.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

How do we know that it's Trump's actual return and not bogus?

In that case, they aren't breaking any law.

AVmaster's picture



We don't give a shit about his tax returns... Why is this an issue anyways???

I don't even give a shit about hitleryies returns...


What I do care about is who will most likely get us and the whole fuckin world vaporized...


And that chance is EXTREMELY HIGH with hitlery...


Other than that, trump is actually doing a VERY good job so far.

And you morons can't get him impeached over stupid shit either...


The End...

yogibear's picture

I sure someone has videos of dyke Madcow doing it with her lesbian mate. Time for those to be released to her friends and family.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Doña K Mar 14, 2017 8:21 PM

Big fucking deal........you lost 1200 seats in 6 yrs across the country.

Nobody who voted for Trump gives a damn about his personal finances.

You deranged homo.

Someone should break into her house and line up all her Black and Decker modified dildos out on the bed and film them.

GoonerDog's picture

Fucking spammer. Talks to self. Tylers in disguise? Does anybody know where this motherfucker lives? You know, just to be neighborly and bake him a fucking cake with dog shit in it...

PT's picture

Only poor people are poor.  Rich people are rich, even when they are poor.  They just ring a few friends, borrow some money and bingo!  They're back in business again.

You thought I was joking, didn't you?  A track record can do these things.  Or is it the photos?  I can never remember.

greenskeeper carl's picture

I wish. But then where would confused lady-men go for their news.

Whatever they say, he obviously complied with the law, or he'd be sharing a cell with Wesley snipes. They seem to forget that a lot of us don't really feel very fond about what the government does with our money and prefer to minimize the amount we are forced to give it. Moar deflection from a bunch of lying criminals.

jcaz's picture

Oh, Pat has breaking news about 2005 taxes?   He/She needs to get a clue-  I'm still living for free off my 2008 carry-forwards, yet it still doesn't make me happy......


chubbar's picture

These fucktards think losing a bunch of investment funds so that you can carryforward the losses to offset future taxable earnings is some sort of tax strategy. It's tax law and folks that have lost investments use them, it doesn't make the taxpayer a cheater or say anything negative about his character.  The taxpayer certainly would rather have the lost funds back in their pocket than be writing off the losses, what fucking dolts these people are.

Why are these libtards so fucked up with their thinking?

PT's picture

Next year she'll have some information on Trump's 2006 taxes.

Newsflash Rachel.  The IRS has had info on Trump's 2005 taxes since 2005.  And they chose to do nothing for all that time.  Guess what.  The IRS has all his records for the past 50 years or since whenever he started filing.  And for some reason it did not matter until:
1.  Trump started running for Prez
2.  He started winning.




HopefulCynical's picture

These vermin in the media - prison is far too good for them.

Mr. Universe's picture

That's all folks! Is the sad state of "journalism" today, to be used as a cudgel on political ideas and enemies. Where were these intrepid reporters in vetting Obama? His college records? His buddies at the down low club, Michaele's pregnancy pictures, or one of the seemingly endless supply of lies and anomalies to investigate? Crickets.

Scuba Steve's picture

- SS# fraud

-His mom the Whore

-His "Father" the Black Bum

-His Uncle Frank "the real whore's sperm donor"



flicker life's picture
flicker life (not verified) Scuba Steve Mar 15, 2017 5:57 AM

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shivura's picture

i don't understand why no snowflake on this site would be interested in seeing the returns

if someone had obamas real birth certificate proving he was born abroad most liberals would at least want to see it.

that's why those on the right are the real snowflakes..YOU BITCHEZ CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

that's also why you are drug-addicted, disharmonious nobodies but i digress.


IntTheLight's picture

It's private. And to take a NOL requires a true economic loss. So if he took it, he's entitled to it. His return far too complex for most to understand.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Bull shit, Libs Pukes have overlooked ALL of Obama's LIES and Deception and Hillary's Corruption and both of their War Mongering, Obama's Birth Certificate has been proven to be false and not one of you Clowns would admit it. You are shit fuck hypocrites. All of you. 

Billy the Poet's picture

i don't understand why no snowflake on this site would be interested in seeing the returns

if someone had obamas real birth certificate proving he was born abroad most liberals would at least want to see it.


Are you suggesting that Trump's return shows he's Kenyan? Because otherwise I don't see any equivalency.

In any case Obama's father was an American named Frank Marshall Davis.


PT's picture

Because all they "have" on Trump is generalized mud slinging that could be flung at ANYONE in the top 1%, or probably even the top 10%.


Funny how for 50 years Trump's tax returns were never a problem.
Then he ran for President.
Then he started winning.

In the mean time:


The difference being that we know how Trump made his money.  Actually, we know how the Clinton's made their money too.  It's just that MSM refuses to focus on it.  I guess the Clinton's are still doing as they are told.

PT's picture

Just like MSM refused to notice that Obama's original published "birth certificate" was an unflattened Photoshop file i.e. they ORIGINALLY SHIPPED THE EVIDENCE WITH THE FORGERY.  Took 'em a year or two before they bothered to change it.  Where were you at the time?

max2205's picture

Trump hopefully will shit all over everyone from here on out... this country is a Fucking joke 

booboo's picture

Trump should tweet that he paid his taxes to the same hospital that Obama was born at it Hawaii.

j0nx's picture

I know I'm seriously getting sick of him and Sessions letting these traitors and criminals run amok. It's time to lay down the hammer and return some law and order to the country. Start arresting the seditious actors now. Where the fuck is Jeff Sessions. I've literally seen Bigfoot more often in the past month than I have Jeff Sessions.

ffed's picture

Fuckin A, except I think we ALL bein played by the whole lot now.

Raffie's picture

Lock her up and waterboard her around the clock for the next 30 years.


espirit's picture

IRS Compromised?

Oh, wait...


Fucking Deer in the headlight look if I ever saw one.


JRobby's picture

She has no idea what she is looking at.

When she gets to the supporting schedules (several hundred pages I would guess) her head will explode.

Perhaps that was the motivation? 

Zorba's idea's picture

If she's that desperate, why not peel the onion on Pedogate, the Clintonistas Global Initiative/Foundation/et. al. Lock her up, I'm sure she'll be a welcome addition to the orange/black community. Still enjoying the memories of her on Election night. Go ahead and melt already dagnabbit!

keep the bastards honest's picture

Drudge got it as well, nicely, and revealed that Bernie paid 13% or so and Trump 24%

Urahara's picture

Can't even feel sorry for him. He hired the jews and traitors encapsulating him, he licked Nut and Honey's dick, he got just what he deserves.

espirit's picture

Did you ever get that stuff from the Paki's?


They used to hang thieves. 

Things were a lot more honest back then.  

DownWithYogaPants's picture

This is more likely a goody passed out by the intelligence services.