Former President Donald Trump is lashing out at the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow his private tax returns to be leased to New York State prosecutors, claiming this is just another in a long line of unfair political persecutions.
The SCOTUS decision came down Monday morning, and Trump’s statement was released Monday afternoon and included some of the “Greatest hits” of Trump complaints, including the “$32 million Mueller Hoax” and “Russia Russia Russia,” and ultimately mocked two “impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY. It just never ends! ”
The Supreme Court issued a one-line ruling that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can obtain Trump’s tax records for his grand jury investigation into the president’s companies, which NBC News’ Pete Williams explained: “It’s the end of the road for the president’s years-long battle to keep his tax returns away either from Congress or from Cyrus Vance, the New York prosecutor who has a grand jury looking at President Trump’s personal and corporate finances.”
“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 explained in the statement. “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.”