The Times's coverage of Donald Trump's taxes helped inform citizens through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest. This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it. — New York Times spokesperson
The Times's coverage of Donald Trump's taxes helped inform citizens through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest. This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it. — New York Times spokesperson
Donald Trump is suing The New York Times and his niece Mary Trump over coverage of his tax history, report says
  • Donald Trump is suing his niece and The New York Times over coverage of his taxes, the Daily Beast reported.
  • The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, said his niece and the Times had an "insidious plot" to get his records.
  • Trump is seeking "no less than One Hundred Million Dollars" in damages.
Trump filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in Dutchess County, New York, which claimed his niece and the Times came up with an "insidious plot" on how to get his records for reporting on his tax history.

The Times reporters named in the suit are David Barstow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner, who won a 2019 Pulitzer Prize for their 18-month investigation into Trump's finances.

Damages requested from the Times and Mary Trump will be determined at trial but are "believed to be no less than One Hundred Million Dollars," the Daily Beast reported.

Trump has refused to release his tax returns and has waged several legal battles to block their release. In a court filing last month, his attorneys asked a federal judge to block Congress from obtaining his tax returns.

The Daily Beast reported that the lawsuit said the Times convinced Mary Trump to "smuggle records out of her attorney's office and turn them over to The Times."

... A New York Times spokesperson told Insider: "The Times's coverage of Donald Trump's taxes helped inform citizens through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest. This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it."
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