Just before the Maddow show the White House released a statement trying to discredit the release by saying it proved that Trump did pay taxes and had been paying right along. Of course Trump had to follow up on Twitter attacking Maddow and MSNMC as fake news! He also said that Johnston was an unknown reporter. It's odd that he can't remember someone he has known for 30 years and was his biographer! It is interesting to note that the copy of the 1040 shows a stamp at the bottom that reads "Client Copy"! When taxes are filed by a tax attorney or agency there are 3 copies; one for the IRS, one for the lawyer and one for the client. It seems to appear that Trump may have released his own returns to deflect from the massive problems he is having with Trumpcare and his Russian connections. Why was only this one year of returns leaked? Was it cherry picked? If he indeed did nothing wrong, why is he still refusing to release the complete returns for other years?
As everything that comes from the Trump White House, this appears to be a smokescreen to hide all of the corruption and collusion with Russia. The release of these forms may have captured the news cycle for a day of two, but Trump and his cabinet's conspiracy with Russia to install a pro-Putin government, will continue to be investigated, despite Republican resistance and complicity!