Eric Trump: Tax return leak 'dangerous' By Olivia Beavers - 03/19/17 02:58 PM EDT President Trump’s son Eric said Sunday it is “dangerous” to leak tax returns, saying personal information is being used for political gains. Eric Trump told Fox New’s Maria Bartiromo that MSNBC’s partial release of Trump’s 2005 tax returns last week was a hit job by people who have "political agendas" against President Trump and his administration. “They lined them up against Obama's taxes and everybody else's taxes and he was paying a higher tax rates, which shuts down the whole argument,” Eric Trump said, referring to rumors that began to swirl after a New York Times report that Donald Trump may not have paid federal taxes since 1995, when he declared a $916 million loss on his tax returns. “It's a sad environment where tax returns are leaked by whoever it may be and I mean, just think about it, think about how dangerous that is?” Eric Trump said. “How third-world that is of a practice that happened, when personal information is being put out by people for political agendas. And as a civilian, that’s actually scary to me,” Trump added. David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, found the two pages of Trump’s 2005 return stuffed in his mailbox and revealed them on live television with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.