Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in New York, Dutchess County; accusing the New York Times and his niece of conniving to get details on his tax returns to create a story that had won them a Pulitzer Prize.
There are claims that the reporters working under the New York Times had managed to dig out confidential records on Trump’s tax history.
According to sources, the reporters and Trump’s niece, Mary Trump worked their way to getting these confidential files so they could wrongly make their works popular and legitimate.
The project claimed the Pulitzer prize in 2019 as a result of what seemed like a thorough investigation of Trump’s wealth; it was political and mostly after Trump’s reputation.
The Pulitzer Prize Board had released a remark stating that the story punctured Trump’s idea of self-made prosperity as his family business seemed to hold on due to his evasion of taxes and most likely tax fraud.
The story that won the Pulitzer Prize discussed Trump’s inheritance of 400 million dollars from his late father’s empire which had been accumulated from tax fraud.
Trump accused New York Times of coaxing his niece into getting confidential documents regarding his business from her lawyer’s office and using it to flex the story.
One of the reporters that had been listed as one of those behind the story tweeted on Wednesday how she had visited Mary’s house as a customary procedure of journalism.
According to the court filed against his niece, she is found to have breached a formal agreement signed in the year 2001 over Fred Trump Sr’s estate settlement which was to ensure that some confidential records were not disclosed.