This week, a grand jury in New York convened to review evidence gathered in a two-year, politically motivated investigation into former President Trump’s business dealings.
According to the Associated Press, the evidence involves “a variety of matters such as hush-money payments paid to women on Trump’s behalf, property values and employee compensation” and “includes scrutiny of Trump’s relationship with his lenders; a land donation he made to qualify for an income tax deduction; and tax write-offs his company claimed on millions of dollars in consulting fees it paid.”
Never one to go down quietly, President Trump released a brutal statement thrashing prosecutors for what he called “a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history.”
“It began the day I came down the escalator in Trump Tower, and it’s never stopped,” he wrote. “They wasted two years and $48 million in taxpayer dollars on Mueller and Russia Russia Russia, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and it continues to this day, with illegally leaked confidential information.”
“This is purely political, and an affront to the almost 75 million voters who supported me in the Presidential Election, and it’s being driven by highly partisan Democrat prosecutors.”
President Trump also suggested that New York has bigger issues to focus on, saying “New York City and State are suffering the highest crime rates in their history, and instead of going after murderers, drug dealers, human traffickers, and others, they come after Donald Trump.”
Adding, “our country is broken.”
But Trump did not seem discouraged, ending his statement to say “our elections are rigged, corrupt, and stolen, our prosecutors are politicized, and I will just have to keep on fighting like I have been for the last five years!”