New York: Former U.S. President Donald Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit against his estranged niece Mary Trump and The New York Times on Tuesday, claiming that they were involved in a “sinister conspiracy” to obtain him for the paper Tax returns for Pulitzer Prize surveys. His finances.
The lawsuit, filed in Dutchess County, New York state, says that New York Times reporters Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russ Buettner conducted “an extensive crusade to obtain Donald J. Trump’s confidential tax records.”
“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 says, alleging they were “motivated by a personal vendetta.”
The New York Times and the three journalists won the Pulitzer in 2019 for their investigation of the Trump family’s finances, which the Pulitzer Prize Board said “debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges.”
The newspaper reported that at today’s prices, Trump received more than $400 million from his father’s real estate empire, most of which was obtained through fraudulent tax schemes.
Mary is the daughter of Trump’s eldest brother, Fred Trump Jr., who died in 1981 from complications caused by alcoholism.
In her unfettered memoir of 2020, “Too Many and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Most Dangerous People in the World,” she revealed that she was the main source of investigations by the New York Times.