Former President Donald Trump sues his estranged niece, Mary Trump , and The New York Times over a bombshell 2018 story about his family’s wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper’s reporters.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a 2018 story about his family’s wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper’s reporters.
filed in state court in New York, accuses Mary Trump of breaching a settlement agreement by disclosing tax records she received in a dispute over family patriarch Fred Trump’s estate.The lawsuit accuses the Times and three of its investigative reporters, Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner, of relentlessly seeking out Mary Trump as a source of information and convincing her to turn over documents. The suit claims the reporters were aware the settlement agreement barred her from disclosing the documents.
The Times’ storyby documenting how his father, Fred, had given him at least $413 million over the decades, including through tax avoidance schemes.ADVERTISEMENTMary Trump identified herself in a book published last year as the source of the documents provided to the Times.
Trump’s lawsuit alleges Mary Trump, the Times and its reporters “were motivated by a personal vendetta” against him and a desire to push a political agenda.The defendants “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,” the lawsuit said. headtopics.com
In a statement to NBC News, Mary Trump said of her uncle, “I think he is a loser, and he is going to throw anything against the wall he can. It’s desperation. The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that he thinks will stick. As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject.”
A Times spokesperson, Danielle Rhoads Ha, said the lawsuit “is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it.”The Times’ coverage of Trump’s taxes, she said, “helped inform citizens through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest.”
One of the Times reporters, Craig,: “I knocked on Mary Trump’s door. She opened it. I think they call that journalism.”Trump is seeking $100 million in damages.Trump filed his lawsuit almost a year to the day after Mary Trump sued him over allegations that he and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business.
That case is pending.Mary Trump, 56, is the daughter of Donald Trump’s brother, Fred Trump Jr., who died in 1981 at age 42. Mary Trump was 16 at the time.ADVERTISEMENTPulitzer Prize winner for explanatory reporting. It makes no mention of another Times scoop on Trump’s taxes last year, which found he paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years. headtopics.com
According to the lawsuit, Mary Trump came into possession of more than 40,000 pages of “highly sensitive, proprietary, private and confidential documents” through a legal case involving Fred Trump’s will.The documents including financial records, accountings, tax returns, bank statements, and legal papers pertaining to Donald Trump, Fred Trump and their businesses, Trump’s lawsuit said.
In 2001, about two years after Fred Trump died, Mary Trump and other family members entered into a settlement agreement with confidentiality and non-disclosure clauses that barred them from sharing information about Fred Trump’s estate in, among other venues, newspaper stories, Trump’s lawsuit said. The agreement also covered the estate of Fred’s wife, Mary Anne Trump, who died in 2000.
Trump, who bashed the Times repeatedly during his presidency as the “failing New York Times,” noted in the lawsuit that the 2018 article was viewed more online than any previous Times article and that the New York Times Company’s stock price jumped 7.4% the week it ran.
The Times’ story said that Donald Trump and his fatheravoided gift and inheritance taxes by methods including setting up a sham corporationand undervaluing assets to tax authorities. The Times says its report was based on more than 100,000 pages of financial documents, including confidential tax returns from the father and his companies. headtopics.com
Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” debuted in the midst of Donald Trump’s re-election campaign last year. Donald Trump’s brother, Robert,tried unsuccessfully to have a court block the book’s publication
, citing the 2001 settlement agreement.Ruling in Mary Trump’s favor, a judge said the confidentiality clauses, “viewed in the context of the current Trump family circumstances in 2020, would ’…offend public policy as a prior restraint on protected speech.”
In the book, Mary Trump recounted providing the family financial records that underlaid the Times’ reporting. The book sold more than 1.3 million copies in its first week and soaring to No. 1 on the Times’ bestseller list.In an interview connected with the release of the book, Mary Trump
she didn’t feel the non-disclosure agreement “mattered one way or the other because what I have to say is too important.” Read more: The Associated Press »
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That’s what he does. It’s getting old and boring Yeah, turns out stealing someone’s private tax records, turning them over to media sources, then allowing them to reveal them to whomever they choose is ILLEGAL....imagine that. 🤷🏼♂️. My taxes are no one’s business, and theirs is none of mine. There is no loophole for this.
Lord forgive me but come get this spawn from the DEVIL. We can't take him anymore. Best words ever FORMER president Trump. God is good!! Question...who hasn't Trump sued would be the easier answer. Maybe for Final Jeopardy! He's suing her probably for the same amount that he owes her for cheating her out of her Dad's portion of his inheritance...
Going to be a very awkward holiday season at the Trump house this Thanksgiving and Christmas 😂 Truth hurts … how’s the suing going? Still winning? 🤣 First thing the Times lawyers should do is send discovery. he is sooo desperate Republicans' God-Emperor has his niece under NDA and desperately wants to bang his own daughter. Just an amazing timeline.
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If they have anything on him why has he not been arrested…? I can’t stand the man, but I don’t think they will ever find a reason to arrest him. She needs her own talk show because she has seen how crazy her uncle was in 1973 _Politics Trump is DESPERATE and looking for a way out!! D•I•S•C•O•V•E•R•Y and D•E•P•O•S•I•T•I•O•N•S, baby! TFG Accusing the NYTimes of conspiracy to defame means that he is going to have to prove that what the Times reported is untrue. Open up those books WIDE! And raise your teeny-tiny right hand. Let's rock.
He’s selling his off non working planes, trying to sell the hotel in DC (will he get enough to pay off the huge debt coming due?), he’s got money issues and he’s not as rich, really rich as he thinks. Smoke and mirrors. Will his daughter come to his rescue? 😂 Trump is addicted to loosing. There is something in those tax returns he doesn't want to be known. The guilty holler the loudest I didn't do it.
Need to sue him for being a disgrace to the United States 😂
Trump files $100 million suit against niece, New York Times over bombshell tax storyFormer President Trump filed a $100M lawsuit against his niece, Mary Trump , and the New York Times, claiming they conspired to obtain his tax returns for the paper’s Pulitzer-winning story on his undisclosed finances. La familia s todo LegalMatch: 'A frivolous lawsuit is any lawsuit that is filed with the intention of harassing, annoying, or disturbing the opposite party. It may also be defined as any lawsuit in which the plaintiff knows that there is little or no chance of the lawsuit succeeding' Trump ruined another thing for me. I can no longer be considered the crazy uncle.
He should have fought back a long time ago. But better late than never. Yeah, you don't want the truth to come out. Right, realdonaldtrump ?! Cover border crisis: Over 1 Million+ since feb. 7,000 haitians Tepechuela blocking sts,businesses. 150,000 rio grande. 80% women/girls raped, 35,000 kids alone. guards, driver's beat. moms giving birth, sex slaves,drugs. Cartel killed girl. diseases/covid. 6 borders/ 7,000 daily.
President Bush was detonable in 2001, his wife was in terror across from US HUD Office, 20 years with no eating or drinking. War began in September 2001. Material Witness. In other words, trump is pissed that more of his criminal behavior is becoming public. accept defeat gracefully but worried of next 📖?..
If you sue, and your official paperwork includes the words 'insidious plot', then you might as well go full cartoon and call the person you sued a 'dastardly villain.' Serious has already left the building. She should counter-sue. Stand up to bullies! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
Trump would sue his own mother.
Trump Sues New York Times Over Tax Bombshells, Seeks 'No Less' Than $100 MillionThe newspaper published a Pulitzer-winning series in 2018 about Trump's long history of dodgy tax schemes. Of course he does. Please nytimes don’t settle outside of court with this clown. That’s how he makes money HuffPost is as credible as a drug dealer.
Who cares the truth is there and DonaldJTrumpJr and his father just admitted to it by suing this honest member of trump family. Seems like a mistake. She can request a LOT of tax documents in discovery. Diaper Don is such a whiny little bitch. Thin skinned wimp. It’s amazing his followers don’t see it, or pretend not to see it.
He is so desperate for money now this is how he has to get it! ShowTrumpsTaxes NDA's are not applicable when it is used to cover up a crime so................ Confidential what needed is in the meaning of confidence. When you have no faith, you’ll forget. We LOVE you Mary Trump! Discovery should be fun.
Donald Trump Throws Legal Tantrum in Lawsuit Against New York Times -- and His Niece Donald Trump has sued the New York Times and his niece Mary over the paper’s reporting on his tax records. 'I think he is a fucking loser,' says Mary Trump of the suit. 'It's desperation' I can’t stand the guy myself. But if I’m deciding who’s a loser and it’s between a guy who became President or his nobody niece who wrote a tell-all… Can we get a class action lawsuit against him?! 🙄Trump's butt is smoking.
Rudy just finished a three year piss and is on his way to the courthouse. They were docs she was entitled to based on her father's will. His lawyers are conjuring up anything to make money since the lake is drying up. He seems very normal. Very normal. It would be great to see any jurisprudence that rules executive privilege or non-disclosure agreements cover the commission of a crime.
I think this means that everything Mary wrote about is true. Oh gee, he’s looking for even more money…gotta finance his lifestyle somehow! Desperation Tl;dr of this Man sues family member over sketchy financial practices criticism from 3 years ago
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Trump has a winning record with lawsuits. I don't think the case against The NY Times carries much water; they weren't party to any non-disclosure agreement. In fact, Donald might have opened himself up to having to provide more documents under discovery. Trying to control the news cycle
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