Former President Donald Trump released a statement today in response to the US Supreme Court having a cleared a path for Trump's tax returns to be subpoenaed.
He also took the opportunity to criticize the leadership of his hometown New York, as well as the ongoing Democrat hostility toward him and their demands for him to be held criminally liable for something.
"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, '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!
"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. 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!
"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.
"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.
"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 Supreme Court rejected an argument from former President Donald Trump's lawyer on Monday seeking to prevent Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from carrying out a subpoena to obtain the former President's tax returns.
The subpoena for Trump's tax returns stems from payments made by Michael Cohen, Trump's former disgraced attorney, to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Trump in 2006.
The investigation has since widened in scope, with prosecutors now investigation potential tax fraud.
The Supreme Court ruling is the second blow dealt to Trump by the high court in the case. Trump's lawyers had previously argued that Trump had immunity from prosecution while serving as President, a claim which was rejected by the Supreme Court. The latest ruling regarded Trump's lawyers' claim that the investigation constitutes political harassment and covers an overly broad scope, which the Supreme Court has now rejected as well.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing in regard to his tax filings and financial behavior, and none of the claims against him have been proven in a court of law.