Is it illegal for the media to publish Donald Trump’s leaked tax return?
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MSNBC’s chief legal correspondent says leaking tax documents can result in jail time but that the media “can usually report on unauthorized disclosures without being a part of the underlying crime, if there was a crime.” He adds that the big the big question is who leaked the tax returns. A very small number of people would have these documents: Donald Trump, his accountant, his family, people at the IRS. While we don’t know who leaked it, Melber says “it’s not illegal to leak your own tax returns.”March 15, 2017