In a stinging legal defeat, former President Donald Trump has been ordered by a New York judge to pay the New York Times and three of its reporters nearly $400,000 in legal fees. The ruling, issued on Friday, stems from a 2021 lawsuit Trump filed against the Times, its reporters Maggie Haberman, David Barstow, and Susanne Craig, and his estranged niece Mary Trump.
Trump's lawsuit centered on a series of 2018 Times articles about his finances, particularly focusing on claims that he inflated his assets and minimized his debts. He accused the reporters and his niece, who provided. . .