The biggest mystery surrounding the 2016 presidential election has been in regards to #Donald Trump and his tax returns. After almost two months in office, one host on #MSNBC claims she has them in her position.
As the election moved forward, many wondered when Donald Trump would release his tax returns. The billionare real estate mogul would often push back, claiming that because he was under an audit from the IRS, he couldn't release his financial information to the public. As time went on and it became apparent that an audit wouldn't restrict Trump from releasing his returns, many questioned what was hiding in the documents. Despite being the first presidential candidate in 40 years to keep his tax returns private, Trump was able to pull off the upset and become the new president. Since then, MSNBC host #Rachel Maddow has continued to investigate the potential reasons why Trump has hidden his returns, with alleged ties to Russia being the most likely reason. As seen in a March 14 tweet, Maddow claims she has gotten her hands on the golden ticket.
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
"BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC," Rachel Maddow wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night, while adding in parenthesis "(Seriously)." In a follow-up tweet, Maddow confirmed that the tax returns in question are from a 1040 form from over a decade ago. "What we've got is from 2005...the President's 1040 form," she tweeted, while adding, "details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC."
What we've got is from 2005... the President's 1040 form... details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 15, 2017
In addition to Rachel Maddow's report, author of "The Making of Donald Trump," David Cay Johnston, also tweeted that he will be appearing on the show to release even more information on the issue at hand. "On @maddow I'll break a big story about Trump and his taxes - 9PM eastern via @DCReportMedia," Johnston tweeted, before adding, "Ill be on @lawrence, too."
As of press time, neither Donald Trump nor the White House has offered an offical response to Rachel Maddow's exclusive report. While it's unknown what ramifications the report might have, it's likely not going to go over well with the new president.