As per NBC News, previous New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston was able to get his hands on Donald Trump’s 2005 Tax Form 1040.
DCReport.org obtained two pages from what it said were Trump’s 2005 Form 1040. The site’s founder, David Cay Johnston, a former reporter for The New York Times, disclosed the details of the two pages, which he said were sent to him through the U.S. Postal Service, on Maddow’s program.
The pages come from a part of the return that doesn’t break down Trump’s specific sources of income. In broader terms, the pages reveal that Trump reported about $152 million in income — $67 million of it in rental income, about 60 percent more than he reported from his general business interests.
Donald Trump goes on to deny this claim on Twitter, stating that how would a no name reporter be able to get his hands on his tax form.
Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, “went to his mailbox” and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017