Rejected by Supreme Court, Trump Slams NY “Witch Hunt”
By Staff, Agencies
US Supreme Court has rejected former US President Donald Trump's request to keep his tax returns from prosecutors in a New York investigation of his business dealings.
The court on Monday denied Trump’s motion in a one-sentence order with no recorded dissents, ending his last-chance effort to keep his private financial records from the Manhattan district attorney.
Every other modern president has released their tax records as an expected part of seeking the presidency but Trump has made utmost effort to hide them.
The high court also rejected adult film star Stormy Daniels’ bid to revive her defamation lawsuit against Trump over a Twitter post in which he accused her of a “con job” after she described being threatened over publicizing her account of a past sexual relationship with him.
“Trump’s remarks were not defamatory and were protected by the US Constitution’s First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech,” the court ruled.
Trump released a statement condemning the New York investigation.
“This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country,” the former president said in the statement. “It just never ends! The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did. 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 further vowed to continue his efforts to win the legal battle.
“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!