Researcher accused of the crime in an attempt to Trump tax data

Prosecutors say a private investigator to try to obtain President Donald Trump of the federal tax returns had failed, and the man faces charges of misrepresentation of his social security number in the effort.

Court documents filed this month say Jordan Hamlett used a computer on a public government website in an attempt to Trump ‘ s records. Prosecutors say Hamlett did this in September, while Trump was still a candidate for the presidency, with the help of the Federal Student Aid Datashare application.

Hamlett is in the possession of a private investigation agency in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Prosecutors say that in an interview with federal agents in a Baton Rouge hotel lobby, Hamlett recognized the crime and “was proud of what he had done.”

Hamlett pleaded not guilty. His lawyer didn’t immediately respond to phone and e-mail messages Tuesday.

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