New York Daily News also had Trump's tax return -- they just couldn't verify it

But a source at the Daily News told CNNMoney that their paper was unsuccessful in locating a tax expert who could verify the documents.

“We received [the documents] around the same time… but were unable to track down the preparer or verify the veracity of the documents through other attempts,” the Daily News source told CNNMoney.

When the Times broke the story on Saturday night, the Daily News was left scrambling.

On Sunday, the Daily News published a report on the Times story that cited the competition throughout, while noting in the third paragraph that the documents in questions “were also obtained by the Daily News.”