It really wasn’t a positive or a negative for Trump.
David LeValley
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Providing evidence disproving Hillary Clinton’s accusation that Trump didn’t pay income taxes is a positive for him. It’s not transformational, but it gave a little ammo to his supporters.

But you’re right, the distraction part is more central to my argument. For at least a couple of news cycles, Maddow’s non-revelation drew attention from other, more important issues, including some I mentioned in the article.

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