Rachel Maddow: Defamation Lawsuit Over Trump Tax Returns Coming?

There have been calls for US President Donald Trump to release his tax files since before he took office

In an interview with Fox News, Eric Trump said: "It's really sad that we're in an environment where tax returns are leaked by whoever it may be".

"They are bad people", Trump said about Maddow's reporting of Trump's 2005 taxes on her show last week.

Rachel Maddow is seen on the set of "The Tonight Show" Wednesday. "And then it turned out to be a big nothing burger". Trump fascination has helped cable news programs across the political spectrum defy the traditional post-presidential election slump, few as dramatically as Maddow's. "It's certainly not an embarrassing tax return at all, but it's an illegal thing they've been doing it, they've done it before and I think it's a disgrace".

A spokesman for Britain's prime minister says the White House has promised it won't repeat a claim that United Kingdom spies snooped on US President Donald Trump.

He pointed to a clip of the pundit holding up the tax forms and saying "this is all we've got", saying such a phrase could be the title of her autobiography. This is getting played, I'm sorry. The original recipient, a Pulitzer Prize victor named David Cay Johnston, said he received the documents "over the transom", indicating they were leaked.

Rachel Maddow's revelation about President Trump's taxes were less than explosive, but the MSNBC host's rating certainly weren't.

Having two pages of Trump's 2005 tax returns is news.

As Bloomberg reporter Ben Steverman has noted, most high earners scarcely take a hit from the 3.8% tax.

"Was there a huge, damning bombshell in these tax returns? No". I want to know if there's more where that came from.

She's determined not to get lost in the noise, particularly since she believes Trump is skillful at distracting the media with a new story - even an unflattering one - when he doesn't like the attention being paid to another.

As LawNewz's Rachel Stockman explained in an article earlier this week, any case would likely be very hard for Trump to pursue given First Amendment protections.

"It wasn't decades of tax returns, which I think is what is implied when someone says tax returns, plural", Sutton said. "And while Trump's tweeting about a department store, a lot of people are wondering what the return policy is for presidents".

'But they put them out, and I think it was awful.

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