Tax Returns & Wire Tap Investigation

March 15, 2017

Billed as breaking news Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow revealed at least one year of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Her scoop came with much fanfare, because Trump during the campaign said he wouldn’t release them. However, the reveal didn’t live up to the hype.  Maddow only produced two pages of the president’s 2005 returns, which were allegedly sent anonymously to Pulitzer prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston who theorized that the documents came from Trump. The tax document reveal joined the flurry of other news out of Washington Wednesday that included key House lawmakers saying there is no evidence President Barack Obama wire tapped Trump Tower and as the GOP health care plan flounders amid criticism. Joining Jim Braude (@jimbraude) to discuss the latest developments are Lylah Alphonse (@WriteEditRepeat), managing editor for US News and World Report and Frank Phillips, State House bureau chief for the Boston Globe.


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