Donald Trump’s lawyers are seeking $100 million in damages. The ex-president asserts that 56-year-old Mary L. Trump, who published Too Much and Never Enough. How My Family Made the World’s Most Dangerous Man in 2020, signed a pledge not to disclose any sensitive personal information about her uncle . By disclosing and helping to acquire the New York Times editorial office and/or publish protected data, Mary L. Trump violated the law, Trump’s lawyers assert.
In a lawsuit filed in Duchess, New York state, Trump’s niece was allegedly “involved in a malicious conspiracy to fraud sensitive data” to which her lawyers had access and “reported to the press.”
New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhodes wrote in a statement to The Daily Beast that editors would “vigorously defend themselves” in the face of a lawsuit that she said was an “attempt to silence independent media.” Confirmed that informing citizens reliably about matters relating to Donald Trump’s tax returns is dictated by the need to put the overriding public interest.
The issue of Donald Trump’s pre-presidency tax returns has been protracted for many years. The president never disclosed this data, because he believed the demands to make it public were part of a campaign against him. The case is not over yet, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. It continues to investigate Donald Trump’s actions prior to 2017. In court filings, prosecutors reported “extensive and likely prolonged criminal proceedings” in the Trump Organization case involving, among other things, tax and insurance fraud and forgery of business documents. Also, New York State Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether the Trump Organization misrepresented the value of property to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits.
Information provided by Mary L. Trump allowed New York Times reporters Susan Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner to prepare extensive informational materials on Trump’s finances, which were published in the magazine. In 2019, the three received a Pulitzer Prize for their published texts. These journalists were named in a lawsuit brought by Donald Trump’s lawyers. Craig and Buettner were also co-authors of a report with Mike McIntyre, published seven weeks before the 2017 presidential election, in which they presented tax credits and concessions that Trump companies have used for more than 20 years. .
Mary L. Trump herself, who actually sued her uncle after publishing a book about him, assessed the New York Times’ referral on Trump taxes to court as an act of desperation. “He’s such a loser that he drops his roof on his head, so he throws it at the walls with all he can,” the Daily Beast said in an interview.
The author of the book attacking Donald Trump has been in conflict with the rest of the family since a court dispute over inheritance. Mary L Trump revealed in 2020 that she was the one who submitted the president’s tax returns anonymously to the New York Times.
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