Former President Donald Trump issued a statement about the Supreme Court's decision allowing the Manhattan District Attorney to subpoena his tax records, calling it a "witch hunt".
Earlier in the day, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that directed Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA, to comply with an expansive subpoena requiring the release of President Trump's tax records and financial documents to a grand jury, convened by Democrat Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance.
The records will not be subject to public disclosure unless criminal charges are brought against Trump and the records are offered as exhibits in the prosecution of a crime.
Excerpts of the statement follow:
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!
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.
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.Statement of Donald J. Trump, 2/22/21
The full statement appears below: