Trump has issued one of his Steinbrenner-like missives upon hearing the news that the Supreme Court is not going to block the DA’s access to Trump’s tax records:
[This] 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. These are attacks by Democrats willing to do anything to stop the almost 75 million people (the most votes, by far, ever gotten by a sitting president) who voted for me in the election—an election which many people, and experts, feel that I won. I agree!
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. 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.
Projection is a hell of a drug.
This is a good thread by one of the NYT reporters who has seen Trump’s tax returns explaining why Trump’s palpable fear of being indicted is eminently justified:
1. N.Y. prosecutors looking into Donald Trump's businesses are about to get his tax returns and other financial records. The Times obtained Trump's tax return information in 2020 and there is plenty there for investigators to pursue. A thread 👉https://t.co/R0HRSa0JNa— Susanne Craig (@susannecraig) February 22, 2021
The main reason is that he’s clearly committed lots of violations of black-letter law, and if you think political power will keep you from legal jeopardy in New York Shelly Silver says hi.