Joe Scarborough has a theory about who is truly behind leaking the president’s tax returns

FILE - In this April 22, 2013 file photo, Joe Scarborough attends the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards in New York. The “Morning Joe” host and former republican congressman has a deal with Weinstein Books for a currently untitled memoir scheduled to come out next fall. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow teased and broadcast President Trump’s 2005 tax return on Tuesday night.

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Trump had refused to release his tax returns, saying that he would do so once he was no longer under audit. The IRS combated this sentiment, noting that he could still release his returns, as is customary for presidential candidates.

On Wednesday, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” had his own idea about who was truly behind the leak of the president’s tax returns:

“This one tax return is not bad for him because he cherry picked one return from over a decade ago and had it leaked to the press,” Scarborough accused.

“The Trump camp released one positive tax return to distract from Russia hearings and the Trumpcare meltdown. That’s painfully obvious.”

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Scarborough isn’t the only one to make a similar speculation.

One journalist pointed out that the tax returns Maddow shared had a “Client Copy” stamp:

Trump criticized NBC’s release of his tax returns as “fake news.”

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