Former United States President Donald Trump yesterday filed a $ 100 million lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times, alleging conspiracy to obtain tax records for himself and the companies he owned from the previous two decades and the publication in the American newspaper, which revealed his economic losses. Paid taxes for 10 years.
The lawsuit alleges that Mary Trump and three New York Times reporters – Susan Craig, David Bresto and Russell Butner – dealt with what the prosecution calls a “subversive conspiracy” and an “extensive crusade” to obtain Trump tax records.
“The defendants engaged in a subversive conspiracy to obtain highly confidential and sensitive records which were exploited to their advantage and used as a means of false legitimacy for their works,” the lawsuit alleges.
Craig, Bresto and Butner received the Pulitzer Prize in 2019 for the debriefing, which provided the public with an unprecedented glimpse into the former president’s finances.
The lawsuit states that Mary Trump wrote about the issue in a book she published in 2020: “Too much and never enough: how my family created the most dangerous man in the world,” which later became a bestseller, and also talked about the issue in media interviews. In the book, the daughter of Trump’s brother, Fred Jr., paints “an authoritative portrait of Trump and the toxic family that made him.”
In a statement to the media, Mary Trump called her aunt “desperate,” adding, “I think he’s a loser, and he’s going to throw anything he can on the wall. It indicates despair.”
The New York Times reported that the paper intends to appeal the lawsuit. “The Times’ coverage of Donald Trump’s taxation has helped inform citizens through careful reporting on the issue of circumventing the public interest,” said Daniel Rhodes Ha, a spokeswoman for the paper. “This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it.”