5 Things to Know About Rachel Maddow's Release of Trump's Tax Returns
On Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow announced that she had gotten her hands on President Donald Trump's tax returns. Here are five things to know about her announcement.
1. Maddow's announcement
At around 8 p.m., the MSNBC host announced on Twitter that her station had gotten hold of the president's tax returns. "BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously)," she tweeted.
There was much skepticism on Twitter. NPR podcaster Brent Baughman suggested that "'Trump tax returns' could mean something v different than 'Trump's tax returns.'"
Tim Hanrahan, a deputy bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, agreed. "Hmm....Would have been good to see the word 'new' in this tweet somewhere, as in 'new tax returns.'"
Maddow clarified that "What we've got is from 2005... the President's 1040 form... details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC."
But before 9 p.m., the White House scooped MSNBC...