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White House releases 2005 Trump tax figures before Maddow scoop

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

The White House is releasing some of President Trump's 2005 tax information in advance of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show tonight, which is teasing a scoop on the documents.

WH numbers claim Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year, according to the AP.

It also claimed that it is "totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns," saying:

"You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago."