Attorney: ‘White hat hacker’ tried to get Trump tax returns

Michael Kunzelman reports:

A Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns says he is a benevolent “white hat hacker” who tried to test and report a security flaw in a government website.

Jordan Hamlett tried to discover “out of sheer curiosity” whether Trump’s tax information could be accessed through a weakness in a U.S. Department of Education financial aid website’s data retrieval tool, his attorney said in a court filing Oct. 26.

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