Following last night's embarrassing and widely mocked 'leak' of Trump's 2005 tax return by "Fake News" MSNBC, which seemingly only served to prove that Trump made a lot of money and paid a lot of taxes, long-time Hillary ally David Brock has offered a $5 million reward for anyone who can deliver his "complete, legally obtained tax returns."
"More questions than answers tonight. I'm offering a $5m reward to anyone with Trump's complete, legally obtained tax returns."
More questions than answers tonight. I'm offering a $5m reward to anyone with Trump's complete, legally obtained tax returns.
— David Brock (@davidbrockdc) March 15, 2017
Which, among other things, begs the obvious question of exactly how someone goes about "legally obtaining" stolen, private documents.
For those you not familiar with Brock, he's a long-time Clinton operative and founder of the liberal media "watchdog" group Media Matters for America. As we noted back in October (see "Podesta Emails Reveal Illegal Coordination With David Brock Super PAC"), Podesta's leaked emails seemingly revealed that Brock may have violated Federal election laws by openly using his "Correct The Record" Super PAC to directly coordinate with the Clinton campaign...which we believe is technically a felony.
As we noted last night, the White House released the following statement about Trump's newly leaked 2005 taxes:
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.
And Trump continued to mock MSNBC this morning via twitter.
Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017