The Supreme Court has authorized the release of former President Donald Trump's tax returns, allowing a New York prosecutor to have access to them.
The records, spanning from 2011 to 2019, will be released to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, but will not be made available for public release. Vance is reportedly investigating the allegations that former Trump layer Michael Cohen made payments to two women that presumably had extramarital affairs with the president before his time in office.
Trump's tax returns have been a focus of his political opponents since 2016, when many claimed they would prove financial ties showing Russian collusion in the presidential election.
Trump responded to the court's decision on Monday, slamming it as a "political witch hunt."
"This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that could possibly be investigated, ‘Russia Russia Russia,' where there was a finding of ‘No Collusion,' or two ridiculous ‘Crazy Nancy' inspired impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY. It just never ends!" said the president.
Trump went on to say that New York officials have spent two years investigating "almost every transaction" of his and said it was a purely political operation.
"The Supreme Court never should have let this 'fishing expedition' happen, but they did," said Trump. "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 condemned the practice of using the courts to "headhunt" political enemies, saying New York officials should address concerns such as the spike in violent crimes over the last year.
"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," said Trump. "That's what is done in third world countries. Even worse are those who run for prosecutorial or attorney general offices in far-left states and jurisdictions pledging to take out a political opponent. 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."