Former President Donald Trump’s attempt to obtain restitution for the publication of his personal tax returns was reportedly unsuccessful when a New York judge dismissed his case against The New York Times.
In a ruling on Wednesday, New York Supreme Court Justice Robert Reed ruled that the former president must cover all lawyer fees, court charges, and other expenditures.
Reed claimed that Trump’s legal claims “fail as a matter of constitutional law” and that the liberal paper’s reporting was “protected First Amendment activity.”
The complaint also claimed that Mary Trump, Trump’s niece, and the Times concocted an insidious plot to leak the former president’s private tax records.
The Times initially reported on the stolen tax filings in 2018
According to the story, Trump benefited greatly from his father’s money when he established his own real estate company.
The New York Times won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the article.
Trump’s case was filed two years later.
The former Times executive editor who wrote the op-ed later sought to revive the premise of Trump-Russian connection.