TheNew York Timesis “doomed to failure” and another effort to stifle freedom of speech and freedom of the press.“This is the latest in a long line of frivolous lawsuits by Donald Trump that target truthful speech and important journalism on issues of public concern,” said Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., who is representing Mary Trump. “It is doomed to failure like the rest of his baseless efforts to chill freedom of speech and of the press.”
On Monday, Trump sued over theTimes‘ 2018 exposé on the Trump family taxes. In his lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court (read it), Trump claims that his niece, theTimesand its reporters “engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records which they exploited for their own benefit and utilized as a means of falsely legitimizing their publicized works.”
Related StoryTheTimesinvestigation alleged that Trump participated in dubious tax schemes in the 1990s that substantially increased the fortune he inherited from his parents’ estates. Among other things, the exposé alleged that Trump set up a sham corporation to shield gifts from his parents from taxes and also helped his father, Fred Trump, take “improper” tax deductions. All told, according to the headtopics.com
Times, Trump received $413 million from his father’s real estate businesses.Mary Trump chronicled her participation in theTimesToo Much and Never Enough, which whentriggered a lawsuit by Donald Trump’s brother Robert. But a New York judge refused to issue a restraining order to block its publication, concluding that a confidentiality clause in an agreement that she signed in 2001 was too broad.
In his lawsuit, the former president also namesNew York Timesreporters Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner. The suit claims include breach of contract and unjust enrichment by Mary Trump and tortious interference with a contract by theTimes
and its reporters. The lawsuit claims that the exposé caused Trump at least $100 million in damages.A spokesperson for thesaid, “TheTimes‘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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