Former President Trump on Monday slammed the Supreme Court for declining to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York prosecutor, calling it "a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country."
The court's action is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already reached the high court once before.
Trump's tax records are not supposed to become public as part of prosecutor's criminal investigation, but the high court's action is a blow to Trump because he has for so long fought on so many fronts to keep his tax records shielded from view. The ongoing investigation the records are part of could also become an issue for Trump in his life after the presidency. Trump has called it "a fishing expedition" and "a continuation of the witch hunt."
Trump, in a statement Monday, slammed investigations that plagued his presidency—including former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, which he called the "never ending $32 million Mueller hoax…where there was a finding of ‘No Collusion,’" and the "two ridiculous ‘Crazy Nancy’ inspired impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY."
"It never ends!" Trump said. "So now, for more than two years, New York City has been looking at almost every transaction I’ve ever done, including seeking tax returns which were done by among the biggest and most prestigious law and accounting firms in the U. S."
Trump said that the Supreme Court "should never have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did."
"This is something which has never happened to a President before, it is all Democrat-inspired in a totally Democrat location, New York City and State, completely controlled and dominated by a heavily reported enemy of mine, Governor Andrew Cuomo," Trump said.
The former president said that "the new phenomenon of ‘headhunting’ prosecutors and AGs—who try to take down their political opponents using the law as a weapon—is a threat to the very foundation of our liberty."
"That’s what is done in third world countries," he continued. "Even worse are those who run for prosecutorial or attorney general offices in far-left states and jurisdictions pledging to take out a political opponent."Trump added: "That’s fascism, not justice—and that is exactly what they are trying to do with respect to me, except that the people of our Country won’t stand for it."
Trump went on to slam crime in New York City, saying elected officials "don’t care," but instead, "all they focus on is the persecution of President Donald J. Trump."
"I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), ... (Read more)
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