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Did Trump Leak Tax Returns To Distract From These Hearings? Joe Scarborough Thinks So

On Tuesday night, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow caused a huge stir when she tweeted about a 'big scoop' she was about to reveal: Trump's tax records. The network even started a countdown timer to the big report, which led to much groaning and disappointment. Some say the whole issue was much ado about nothing, while others say that the media played right into Trump's hands.

What Maddow reported was actually an exclusive from another reporter, David Kay Johnston, who got a hold of the president's 2005 tax returns. After Maddow droned on for 20 minutes about what kind of sinister things tax returns could bring to light, she finally reported the unremarkable news: there was nothing sinister in Trump’s returns. They were rather ordinary for a billionaire. The president earned hundreds of millions in 2005, wrote off nearly $100 million in business losses, and paid taxes at a respectable rate of 25 percent.

Wednesday morning, fellow MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough and host of 'Morning Joe' tweeted that he believes the entire incident was a setup. He took to Twitter to share his thoughts. "This one tax return is not bad for him because he cherry picked one return from over a decade ago and had it leaked to the press. The Trump camp released one positive tax return to distract from Russia hearings and the Trumpcare meltdown. That's painfully obvious. To the first pro-Trump/Putin hack that says this one cherry-picked tax return settles the tax issue for good:
Not even close," Scarborough wrote in a series of tweets.

CNN journalist Chris Cuomo questioned Scarborough as to why he's making accusations against Trump without proof. Scarborough responded, "Try to keep up. The reporter who was mailed the returns said Trump may have sent it."

Johnston did tell Maddow that it was 'entirely possible' that Trump was the one who released the document that fell into his hands.

It’s possible that the White House was just engaging in a bit of misdirection to take off some heat. It’s also possible that the disgruntled media who has long looked forward to ripping Trump apart for his tax returns were simply disappointed that there was nothing they could sink their teeth into.

Source: AOL.com
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