Trump Responds To SCOTUS Tax Ruling, Rips Decision Calls Case ‘Fishing Expedition’

“The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did,” Trump started.

“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. I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years,” Trump said.

Trump wrote, “The new phenonium of ‘headhunting’ prosecutors and AGs-who try to take down their political opponents by 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.”

“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 said in the statement.

From The Hill:

The Supreme Court earlier Monday declined to block Trump’s financial records after the former president filed a request in October after losing several rounds in the lower courts in his fight against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The justices issued the order issued without comment or noted dissents.

Vance’s office has sought Trump’s records since 2019, when a New York grand jury issued a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for eight years of the former president’s personal and business tax returns and other financial records. 

Vance’s office is looking into payments made to silence two women who allege they had affairs with Trump, including adult-film star Stormy Daniels. Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations, has said the payments were made in order to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Additionally, Vance’s office has said its subpoena is part of an investigation into possible financial crimes by the Trump Organization.