Former President Donald Trump is no stranger to the Democrats’ constant attempts to embroil him in scandal or controversy.
According to Breitbart, their long-awaited fantasy of getting ahold of Trump’s tax returns came closer to reality on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Trump’s request that a lower court’s previous order allowing prosecutors to obtain his tax returns be stayed, and Trump slammed the high court for allowing the Democrats’ “witch hunt” to continue.
The former president, who nominated an unprecedented three SCOTUS justices to the high court during his first and only term in the White House, issued a scathing response after the bombshell ruling that will allow New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns and other financial data.
“The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did,” Trump wrote. “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.
Trump also warned that the tactical selection of prosecutors and attorneys general who are more likely to be more aggressive toward someone in the opposite political party is a threat to American democracy.
“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 wrote.
The battle over Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s attempts to obtain Trump’s financials has been brewing over the past year, mostly with regard to payments Trump allegedly made in the past to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump and to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
According to The Hill, Trump lost a number of lower court battles in that time frame, paving the way for the Supreme Court’s final response.
Notably, the SCOTUS ruling failed to include information on dissents or any additional remarks on the case.