Is it illegal to Publish a President's Tax Return
Kind of yes, kind of no.Even before Rachel Maddow disclosed two pages of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns on her MSNBC program, the White House accused her of complicity in unlawful conduct. “It is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns,” a statement from the White House said.
The first part of the accusation, about stealing, is true. The second part, about publishing, runs headlong into the First Amendment.
Now, Trump can say that people saw his taxes. The majority of people don't get into the weeds; so, if he did it, it was a smart move. And. beccaphel is right, great diversion.