How We Broke The News of Mary Trump’s Blockbuster Tell-All

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo by Peter SerlingFor The Daily Beast’s membership drive, we’re asking our reporters and editors to tell the stories behind some of their biggest stories.Like many big Daily Beast yarns, the Mary Trump story started with a tip. A call from a source in late May 2019 hinted, “you need to look at what has played out at The New York Times in their investigative unit with their Trump tax team”—the same team that had won the Pulitzer prize for their groundbreaking reporting into the president’s finances. Like many tips you receive as a reporter, this one was vague in nature—I was told that the group had split up over a disagreement when one of the reporters had gone “rogue” and tried to ghostwrite a book with one of the paper’s key sources.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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