The Supreme Court decided Monday, with no explanation given, not to intervene further in former President Donald Trump’s efforts to block subpoenas of his tax records issued by a New York state prosecutor, the Associated Press reported.
That led to a fiery statement from the former president decrying the incessant “political witch hunt” against him by Democrats, including this particular “fishing expedition” involving his personal and business tax records that have been sought for several years, according to Fox News.
Manhattan DA wins fight
The court’s decision to not take up the case was a win for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who has since 2019 sought to obtain Trump’s tax records from the Mazars accounting firm as part of a broader investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing within the Trump Organization.
Vance had subpoenaed eight years’ worth of corporate and personal tax records and the case had already reached the high court in July, where the justices ruled 7-2 that the then-president was not immune from investigations. However, it temporarily blocked the subpoenas from being fulfilled while the lower courts revisited the case.
Now the lower courts have ruled that the records must be turned over and the Supreme Court has declined to involve itself any further in the matter.
“This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country,” Trump said in a statement, referencing the “never-ending” special counsel “Mueller hoax,” the constant “Russia, Russia, Russia” cries from Democrats regarding unsubstantiated allegations of collusion, and the “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.,” he continued. “The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did.”
He said the entire affair was “all Democrat-inspired in a totally Democrat location, New York City and State,” all of which traced back to one of his top political enemies, New York Gov. 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,” Trump said. “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,” he continued. “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.”
Trump went on to point out that crime and murder rates were surging in New York City, with little being done to address the issue, because “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!” Trump concluded.