In a statement released on Monday, former President Donald Trump raged over a recent Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for the Manhattan district attorney to obtain his tax records.
“The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did,” Trump’s statement read. “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.”
The Manhattan district attorney’s office, led by Cyrus Vance, is expected to have access to the records within the next few days, according to CNN. Vance has subpoenaed four other categories of documents, “which include financial statements, engagement agreements, documents relating to the preparation and review of tax returns, and work papers and communications related to the tax returns,” CNN reports.
According to Trump, the Court’s ruling was another example of “political persecution” that has been waged against him.
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“This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country,” he said, adding that he’s being attacked by Democrats who are “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!”
“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,” Trump stated, deeming the ruling as something that is “done in third world countries.”
“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 said.
“I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years … despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me. We will win!” Trump said.
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