The long-coveted Donald Trump tax returns from before he was president have been delivered to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance after the final bulwark against the movement refused to block it.
On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States compelled the accounting firm Trump uses, Mazars USA, to produce the documents. They have…to the tune of millions of pages considering the sheer size of the Trump business operations.
That’s what Vance thinks happened. Years ago. And no one was interested in that until Trump ran for president and then all of a sudden looking at those private documents became a Holy Grail of sorts to those looking for any crime or scandal to pin on the man, including potential payouts to women claiming they had affairs with Trump, a charge that he denies and one that even WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attests is a nothing burger.
Trump said in a statement on Monday following the ruling, “So now, for more than two years, New York City has been looking at almost every transaction I’ve ever done, including seeking tax returns which were done by among the biggest and most prestigious law and accounting firms in the U.S.”
“The Supreme Court never should have let this “fishing expedition” happen, but they did,” the statement said.
That last statement begs another question: why did the black-robed ones not block this move when there is no crime being prosecuted, but being sought in order to prosecute someone who has a clean record other than a few bankruptcies.
This is just not right.