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Top NY Times Editor Pushed to Publish Anti-Trump Story In Time to Thwart Tax Cut Bill

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On The Family Business: Trump and Taxes, a half hour documentary aired Sunday night on Showtime about the unfolding of the recent New York Times story about how President Trump supposedly committed tax fraud, the paper’s executive editor, Dean Baquet, pushed to release the story during the fall of 2017 in order to thwart the then-pending tax cut bill. 

Baquet expressed his “fear” that “you’re going to miss an amazing news window to write about Donald Trump and his taxes.” He hoped: “It might even influence the debate over tax reform if people got a sense of how one wealthy family over generations were able the use America’s tax laws to avoid paying taxes, enrich themselves. That’s going to be such a powerful moment in the debate.”  

Sitting with reporters at the New York Times’ Manhattan headquarters, sometime in the fall of 2017, Baquet reacted to news about Trump pushing his tax cut proposal:

“He’s actually sort of flirting with an examination of his tax history and how they used the tax laws because the things he said in the last couple of weeks. So if there’s a way to accelerate the completion, I think it would be, because my fear is you’re going to miss an amazing news window to write about Donald Trump and his taxes. It might even influence the debate over tax reform if people got a sense of how one wealthy family over generations were able the use America’s tax laws to avoid paying taxes, enrich themselves. That’s going to be such a powerful moment in the debate.”  

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