Source: Vanity Fair
On Tuesday, The New York Times published a bombshell investigative report alleging that Donald Trump helped hide millions of dollars in gifts from his parents and engaged in “instances of outright fraud.”
The exhaustive probe is the work of three investigative reporters – David Barstow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner – who untangled decades’ worth of complicated tax maneuvers and analyzed more than 100,000 pages of records.
Charles J. Harder, a lawyer for Trump, has denied any wrongdoing on behalf of the President, and called the allegations “100 percent false, and highly defamatory.”
Mere hours after the story was published, Showtime revealed that a camera crew had trailed the reporters throughout the investigation which lasted over a year. And a documentary short chronicling the arduous process – “The Family Business: Trump and Taxes” – will air this Sunday.
The coordinated, multi-medium effort seems to be a one-two punch that could help the investigation stay atop a relentless news cycle that churns though breaking reports and political scandals at a breakneck pace.
The documentary short hails from the filmmaking team behind Showtime’s docuseries, “The Fourth Estate,” which embedded at the New York Times offices chronicling how the paper’s reporters covered the first year of the Trump presidency.
The short documentary was directed by Emmy nominee Jenny Carchman and produced by Oscar nominees Liz Garbus and Justin Wilkes.
“The Family Business: Trump and Taxes” will premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 8:30 PM ET/PT on Showtime.
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