Update from the Washington Post:
UPdate #2 from CNBC:
Op-Ed: Donald Trump just got a nice victory, thanks, of all people, to Rachel Maddow
Update #3 from the far left SLATE
Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump's Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle
Notes: Understand that we KNOW that Obama spied on the presidents of Barzil, Argentina, France, Germany and the Prome Minister of England . . . . . all of whom are friends of the United States. These were all headlines of the day. So, why is it not a stretch to think that Obama surveiled Trump? In fact, I would argue that it would be more a story if he didn't spy on our President.
No FISA warrant? No problem. The suggestion is this: that he accessed NSA surveillance via British intelligence (the GCHQ), a path around the FISA court leaving no footprint back to his offices.
I mean, defeating Trump and saving his (Obama's) legacy would have been (and is) the most important political effort of Barack's pathetic lifetime, no? . . . . . . Much more important than knowing what was going on with our allies. Much more plausible than suggesting that a house sale involving a millions dollar purchase, 11 years before he became president and 9 years before he even announced his intentions to run, "prove" collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump. Let's not forget that all this was supposedly happening during the same period of time that the Democrats and Obama were laughing at Romney for suggesting that the Russians were our enemy, during the same period of time that Hillary was working the "Russian reset" and Obama was promising to be "more flexible" with Putin.
And in the end, we now know that Trump paid a higher tax rate (25%) in 2005 than the average tax rate for people with similar (Trump) incomes of 22.5%, Romney (14.1%)., the Obama's (18.7%), the socialist has been, Bernie Sanders (13.5%) and corporations such as Comcast (23%).
Finally, Fox News headline framed the MSNBC story like this: "Finally the story that would take the President down, landed with a resounding thud."