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TYPICAL TRUMP: Lawsuit Against Mary Trump and NYT Admits Reporting About His Taxes Was TRUE

There is a reason that lawyers advise clients to not discuss criminal matters, or even tort lawsuits, contracts, the type of lawsuit that is person to person, without going through their attorney.

It is very easy to get caught up cross-wise, and though – generally speaking, out of court statements cannot be used to prove the truth (that’s hearsay), they most certainly can when a person makes a statement against his or her own personal interest.

Donald Trump made a statement against his own personal interest when he called the release of the New York Times articles “fake news” and that Mary Trump cannot be trusted as she provided “fake news.” But Trump’s latest lawsuit says that the stories disclosed personal and confidential information.

So which is it? Is it fake, or is it personal and confidential (real)? Mediaite wants to know and asserts that Trump just admitted he lied upon release of the story:

Donald Trump, by seeking $100 million in damages from Mary Trump and the New York Times, is admitting that the paper’s reporting on his taxes, which he previously called “fake news,” was actually real.

On Tuesday, Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece, as well as several New York Times journalists, for the disclosure of his tax information — but he had previously slammed the tax claims published in several of the paper’s articles as “fake news.”

“It’s totally fake news,” Trump said during a press conference when asked about the New York Times report. “Made up. Fake.” Trump is now suing his niece and the paper for disclosing “confidential and highly-sensitive records” — the same records he deemed “made up” and “totally fake news.”

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Obviously, anytime Donald, or Melania, or Junior, or Ivanka or… hear anything that isn’t glowing praise, it’s fake. It always was and always will be. But perhaps they should now realize that immediately declaring something fake sort of limits one’s choices down the road.
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