Former President Donald Trump was pursued in the courts for all four years of his presidency, but nothing ever came of it. Now, even after he’s left office, nothing has changed.
Trump slammed New York prosecutors who have launched another fishing expedition hoping to find anything irregular about his business dealings, The Hill reported. Trump has called this “a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time.”
“After hundreds of subpoenas, over 3 million pages of documents, 4 years of searching, dozens and dozens of interviews, and millions of dollars of taxpayer funds wasted, they continue to be ‘in search of a crime’ and will do anything to frighten people into making up the stories or lies that they want, but have been totally unable to get,” Trump said in a statement. He faced two major investigations during his presidential term with neither turning up anything of significance.
Prosecutors in both New York City and New York state are investigating the Trump Organization. So far, they’ve accused Trump businesses of tinkering with property values for tax and lending incentives as well as failing to pay taxes on executive perks.
“They will do anything to stop the MAGA movement (and me), even if it involves prosecutorial misconduct and harassment of a political opponent, which they are using at levels rarely seen before,” Trump added. “They leak, they lie, and they campaign based on information that has already been gone through in other of the many investigations I have put up with.”
Trump’s statement came after his attorneys were given until Monday to make a case against prosecution. Trump contends that he did nothing wrong and that prosecutors are going after him for “things that are standard practice throughout the U.S. business community and in no way a crime.”
The former president has said that these investigations are politically motivated. He may have something there as both Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James are both Democrats.
Trump has been under serious investigation for years with nothing to show for it. The continuation of such investigations without any compelling reason other than blind hatred is a troubling use of the court systems and a harbinger of doom for other Republicans who dare run against Democrats.