Former President Donald Trump reacted Monday to the Supreme Court decision to reject his attempt to prevent New York prosecutors from obtaining his financial records.
“The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did,” Trump wrote in a lengthy statement to reporters in which he condemned the decision.
On Monday, the Supreme Court turned down Trump’s application to stay a lower court’s order, which allows prosecutors to subpoena the former president’s tax, financial, and bank records.
Trump decried the effort by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. as “a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country.”
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“The Tea Party was treated far better by the IRS than Donald Trump,” he continued. “This is something which has never happened to a President before.”
Trump also decried the investigation as a partisan effort by Democrat New York officials, including Gov. Andrew