Former President Donald Trump is blasting an investigation into his business dealings as a “continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt” after the Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors can obtain his tax returns.
In a statement after the ruling on Monday, Trump said, “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 possibly be investigated.”
He noted that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said his team was not able to find evidence of collusion between members of his 2016 campaign and Russian operatives to swing the election. Additionally, he noted that the Senate voted to acquit him in two impeachment trials.
Trump then turned his attention to an investigation conducted by prosecutors in New York City who are probing potential tax, bank, and insurance fraud in his company.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Trump’s request to put a hold on a lower court ruling that required his accounting firm Mazars USA to hand over his tax returns to a grand jury that was empaneled by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
“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,” Trump claimed.
Read the statement below:
Trump responds to SCOTUS decision on his tax returns, claiming he’s the victim of “political persecution.” pic.twitter.com/JTFlR3WirS— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 22, 2021
“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.”
Finally, he said, “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!”