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    It is entirely illegal for US network MSNBC to steal and publish President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the White House said in a statement.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, MSNBC said via Twitter that it obtained Trump’s 1040 tax form from 2005 and then revealed portions of it during a live broadcast.

    “It is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns,” the statement noted. “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.”

    ​The White House added that Trump paid no more tax than legally required, pointing out he paid $38 million on an income of more than $150 million in addition to other taxes in 2005, which MSNBC confirmed during its broadcast.

    During his presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly refused to reveal information on his tax returns, which triggered speculation on numerous tax breaks and loopholes for rich individuals and big businesses that could have allowed him to almost avoid paying federal taxes. Trump explained that his tax revenues were being checked by the US Internal Revenue Service, and therefore it was too early to reveal the data.


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      SUE them and jail them. Have the same compassion and respect. They were doing contra Trump propaganda and politics
      let them HIT the dirt. And assure himself that they PAID taxes for the last 10 years. re view them.
      And close them IF they failed. NO BREAKS>
      They can go to Hillary and twitch with her, when she get seizures.
      They been some of the MOST NASTY and fake news of the WORLD!!!
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      Darrell R
      Perhaps he should exclude certain media outlets from these planned tax cuts. I'm not sure how he could legally pull this off, but the mere suggestion of this should keep them rambling on about it for months to come. They could even blame the Russians for putting him up to it.
    • The Night Windin reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
      cast235, Better still, the Federal Communications Commission has the legal authority to pull MSNBC's broadcasting license for abetting criminal behavior.
    • taka2net
      or rather this is an wanted unfavor? or not? if he have paid it for states tidily.today:1 comment before 11:35 14.03.2017 truly last comment.i am exhausted,therefore i will not send comment anymore forever.
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      double bonus
      [It is entirely illegal for US network MSNBC to steal and publish President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the White House said in a statement. “It is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns,” the statement noted. “The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, ]

      It doesn't matter what you claim is legal or illegal if you can't or won't enforce it.
      Instead of holding these people accountable, you just lick their boots and let
      your own best people fall under the bus.

      Even after getting elected, why do you continue to bow down to the US media, instead of doing something about their illegal behavior? Who are you complain-ing to, by calling the media dishonest or claiming they are engaging in illegal behavior? Momma Hillary???

      You are the one who is letting the media get away with this! You are the one who is failing to act in your own supporters interests. You are the dishonest media's best friend. You don't hold them accountable, you let them get away with illegal activity. You fail to defend and just throw away your own staff for doing their jobs, just because the media unjustly attacks them. It is YOU who are the problem now, Pres. Trump. It is you who are at fault for letting them get away with this dishonest and illegal behavior. Why don't you stand for anything?

      Are you just a poor little puppy who cannot defend himself? Who are you asking for help from to deal with this illegal behavior, when you've already been elected President? It looks like your Presidency has turned you into a poor little innocent puppy who was abandoned and left all alone and powerless out on the streets by its owners.

      SPCA Commercial "somewhere in america"

      Are you petitioning the ASPCA for help? Do you need them to save you, so that you can start doing your job effectively? I'd think the ASPCA are more likely to be Hillary Clinton supporters. Do you need to plead for help from momma Hillary
      to defend you from the US media attacks, because you cannot hold them accountable for anything on your own? What gives here???

      Why do you keep acting like a poor powerless homeless abandoned puppy? Please seek help from momma Hillary immediately to call off the media, and beg her to let you do your job. She can be the REAL President from Federal Prison, and you can be her little scared puppy puppet; complaining about the media all the time, but too powerless to do anything about them. Why do you just keep on letting them get away with all of their illegal dishonest behavior without suffering any negative consequences whatsoever?
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