Former president Donald Trump issued a long and fiery statement in response to the Supreme Court siding with New York prosecutors on the issue of his financial documents.
Attorneys for the president were seeking to block a lower court order calling on his accounting firm to turn over his documents to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance's office. On Monday, the highest court in the land rejected that request without comment.
The former president fired off a statement attacking Democrats but predicting that he would win nonetheless.
"This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that could possible be investigation, 'Russia Russia Russia,' where there was a finding of 'No Collusion,' or two ridiculous 'Crazy Nancy' inspired impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY. It just never ends!" the president said in his statement.
"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. The Tea Party was treated far better by the IRS than Donald Trump. The Supreme Court never should 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," he continued.
"These are attacks by Democrats willing to do anything to stop the almost 75 million people (the most votes, by far, ever gotten by a sitting president) who voted for me in the election — an election which many people, and experts, feel that I won. I agree!" Trump claimed.
"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. 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. 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," he continued.
"In the meantime, murders and violent crime are up in New York City by record numbers, and nothing is done about it. Our elected officials don't care. All they focus on is the persecution of President Donald J. Trump," he concluded. "I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me. We will win!"
The order would not include the release of the financial documents to the public.
Here's more about the SCOTUS decision against Trump:
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