How New York Times Journalists Uncovered the Original Source of the President’s Wealth

In the three years since Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy for president, there has been plenty of investigation into his financial history — especially because he broke with tradition and declined to release his tax returns.

In 2016, David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of The New York Times obtained his 1995 tax returns, showing that he could have avoided paying taxes for nearly two decades.

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3 thoughts on “How New York Times Journalists Uncovered the Original Source of the President’s Wealth

  • October 3, 2018 at 11:33 am
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    I think it is a serious invasion of privacy. Are these reporters, should I say alleged reporters, willing to allow someone to go through their private documents. Did it ever dawn on any of these self-proclaimed want to be journalists that perhaps it was perfectly legal being that the IRS never questioned it. Probably not, too interested in getting Donald Trump out of office. They should all get sued for everything they’ve got.

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  • October 4, 2018 at 12:40 pm
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    The difference is Mr Trump and Mr Kavanaugh want to reign over my/somebody’s lives, make decisions that determine the kind of life I live. They give up certain privacies for those high stakes privileges. So yes, who he’s beholding to and how he got to where he is (including Kavanaugh) deserves the utmost scrutiny and exposure. Somebody want to steer the free world, take us to war, line the pockets of fat cat friends cannot proclaim “my wealth my privacy.”

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  • October 4, 2018 at 1:09 pm
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    There is NOTHING untoward about the reporters’ work. They did what good journalists do: research for information in the public interest. The story is indisputably in the public interest because Donald Trump is in the highest elected office in the United States, but it would still be in the public interest were he not elected, because for years he was wielding power and influence as a billionaire (so he says, anyway) and star of a popular reality TV show that touted him as someone to emulate. If you’re going to comment on a journalism-related website, Morgan, you should at least know a little about how journalism works.

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