Upon exiting the White House, Donald Trump has ramped up legal efforts against those who wronged him in recent years. It began with a class action lawsuit against Big Tech social media giants and now The New York Times is getting hit, along with his niece, to the tune of $100 million.
Turns out you can’t publish someone’s private financial information without consent. Who would have thought?!
Former President Donald Trump is seeking $100 million from the leading Fake News outlet as well as Mary Trump for illegally publishing his confidential tax records.
The lawsuit, which was filed in the New York Supreme Court, alleged that New York Times reporters Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner pressured Mary Trump to share the former president’s tax documents for an article they were working on in 2018.
The lawsuit states:
“The brazenness of the defendants’ actions cannot be understated. A group of journalists with The New York Times, in the middle of an extensive crusade to obtain Donald J. Trump’s confidential tax records, relentlessly sought out his niece, Mary L. Trump, and convinced her to smuggle the records out of her attorney’s office and turn them over to The Times.”
The reporters in question reportedly used burner phones to communicate amongst each other and with Mary, proving without a doubt they were fully aware their actions were illegal. Additionally, Mary Trump was offered anonymity in the story as a source.
Illegal file sharing is at the heart of Trump’s lawsuit against the Times and his niece Mary Trump, who was “motivated by a personal vendetta” against the Former President. A bombshell was released in a book published in 2020 where Mary admitted she was in fact the anonymous source in the New York Times story.
The 2018 NYT story alleged that Trump’s tax records, which the outlet admitted were confidential, showed that he received about $413 million from his father’s fortune beginning when he was a toddler. He also used “dubious tax schemes” to increase the size of his inheritance, according to the report.
The article created a hell fire of follow-up stories using the small kernel of truth gathered by the Times reporters. As a result, Trump’s ability to lead the country was significantly compromised as sleuth reporters continued illegally sharing his confidential records.
The New York Times attempted to defend itself against the lawsuit, saying:
“The Times’s coverage of Donald Trump’s taxes helped inform the public through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest.”
“We plan to vigorously defend against the lawsuit, which is nothing but an attempt to silence independent news organizations.”
New York Times?! An independent news organization?! Ha!
This rag of a newspaper has been and continues to be the propaganda machine for the Democrat Party. Even worse, they have a sordid history going all the way back to the 1930s of defending Soviet Russia, namely the brutal dictator Josef Stalin.
Mary Trump released a statement after news of the lawsuit broke, but who really cares what she said. It’s obvious the old witch is looking for her chance to shine off the Trump name and what better way to do it then align with the Mainstream Media against your own uncle.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney