OREANDA-NEWS. Former US President Donald Trump has sued his niece Mary Trump, as well as The New York Times. The reason for the lawsuit was a 2018 article in which information about the financial condition of the Trump family was declassified and published. Reported by the Associated Press.

In a lawsuit filed in a New York state court, the politician accused a relative of violating a 2001 settlement agreement by disclosing information from tax documents relating to Trump's father's inheritance. In his opinion, she took this step out of a desire to take revenge and change the political agenda. According to the agency, during the inheritance proceedings, Mary Trump got over 40 thousand pages of financial and legal papers with confidential information.

At the same time, The New York Times and newspaper journalists Suzanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner are accused of pressure on Trump's niece in order to obtain information for their own benefit. The lawsuit emphasized that the reporters were aware of the ban on the disclosure of this data. The former state leader demanded $ 100 million in compensation from the defendants.

Recall that Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017 and served as head of state until January 12, 2021, giving way to Joe Biden. In the last two weeks of his presidency, Trump was marginalized and could not rule the state.