Trump Blasts NBC News for Revealing Tax Return as Journalist Says His Family was Threatened

David Cay Johnston

In an early morning tweet, Donald Trump, who may have been the one to leak his 2005 tax return, blasted NBC News for reporting on said return.

Tweeted Trump: “Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, “went to his mailbox” and found my tax returns? FAKE NEWS!”

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Meanwhile, David Cay Johnston, the reporter who received the tax return in his mailbox, says that his family was threatened after last night’s Rachel Maddow Show.

Tweeted Johnston: “Trump fans call & harass my wife & 1 of my children after I break story White House confirmed. Sad! Let’s have open debate, not threats.”

Added Johnston in a later tweet: “To be clear, folks, I don’t intimidate. But calls to family are out of bounds, a disturbing sign of how Trump damages civil debate.”

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Johnston also responded this morning to Trump’s Twitter attack:

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Johnston published a report on the return on his website DCReport.org. Read it here.

Photo: Twitter.

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