The Daily Beast reported last night that former President Donald Trump has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the New York Times, his own niece, Mary Trump and a number of reporters involved in a series of articles about his taxes:

Details here:

Trump’s attorney argues in the complaint that the “defendants’ actions were motivated by a personal vendetta and their desire to gain fame, notoriety, acclaim and a financial windfall and were further intended to advance their political agenda”:

And he’s arguing Mary Trump had to be “convinced her to smuggle the records out of her attorney’s office and turn them over to The Times:

The lawsuit also argues the Mary Trump was not allowed to have access to these records:

Mary Trump responded to the lawsuit by calling he uncle a “f*cking loser”:

And the NYT called the lawsuit “an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it”: