Former President Trump slammed the Supreme Court’s decision to reject halting turning over his tax returns to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. who’s been seeking Trump’s tax record since 2019. Trump called the SCOTUS decision a “continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our country.”
In a statement, Trump said that despite the years-long “witch hunt” against him that he’s confident he will win.
“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,” he said. “We will win!”
Fox News reports:
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.”
“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.”
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.”
Vance subpoenaed the records from the Mazars accounting firm which has worked with Trump and his businesses for years. Mazars has said it would comply with the subpoena, but Trump sued to block the records’ release.