Donald Trump‘s niece has said an investigation into the former president’s taxes will reveal the truth about his finances, namely that the so-called billionaire has never ‘never made any money’.
Mary Trump told CNN on Monday night that she believed the decision made in a Supreme Court ruling that paves the way for New York City prosecutors to obtain Trump’s tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation, was a ‘long time coming’.
Mary Trump told Chris Cuomo that she believed the returns will make several revelations.
Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s niece praised the decision by Supreme Court to allow New York State prosecutors to obtain her uncle’s tax returns
Mary Trump alleges that the former president has never made any money of his own and that he has ‘likely been committing tax fraud for decades’
‘Firstly, he has never made any money, and every penny Donald has was really my grandfather’s initially. Secondly, he’s going to be shown to have been somebody who gave zero to charitable causes… and the most important one is that he has most likely has been committing tax fraud for decades.
‘It’s a huge victory for the supreme court to have cleared the way for New York state to get access to Donald’s tax returns because it’s a long-time coming. He should have faced accountability a long time ago,’ Mary Trump said.
‘The Republican party is going to do absolutely nothing to contain Donald, and they’re just going to allow him to continue to be the head of their increasingly anti-democratic party that’s perfectly comfortable engaging in tactics to stay in power illegitimately.’
The decision by the SCOTUS to make the returns available to the investigation is a blow to Trump’s quest to conceal the details of his finances. Over the years he has kept his financial records hidden.
New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance, left, and the Attorney General of New York Letitia James will soon have access to Donald Trump’s tax returns
Trump would often claim to be ‘under audit’ to avoid having to publish his tax returns.
But a grand jury investigation will soon have access to a whole host of documents spanning from January, 2011 to August, 2019, including tax returns that come from his accounting firm.
Mary Trump believes her uncle Donald was simply claiming he was ‘under audit’ line as an easy excuse so he would not have to divulge his financial details.
‘There is no reason to believe that he actually has been under audit for decades. But that aside, it doesn’t matter what he says. Because the IRS knows the truth, and pretty soon the New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance and the Attorney General of New York Letitia James will have access to those documents.
‘Donald has been playing fast and loose with his taxes for decades, and it’s about time the American people have access to exactly what has been going on, and most likely has continued going on. Because let’s face it, this is a very longstanding pattern,’ Mary Trump added.
Only a tiny portion of Donald Trump’s tax returns have ever seen the light of day but Manhattan DA Cy Vance now has the approval of the Supreme Court to subpoena the ex-president’s longtime accounting firm for them
Donald Trump Statement on Ruling
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!
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 Tea Party was treated far better by the IRS than Donald Trump. The Supreme Court never should have let this “fishing expedition” happen, but they did. 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. 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.
In the meantime, murders and violent crime are up in New York City by record numbers, and nothing is done about it. Our elected officials don’t care. All they focus on is the persecution of President Donald J. Trump.
I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me. We will win!
Donald Trump blasted the court’s ruling on Monday.
‘This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country,’ begins the missive, sent out from the Office of Donald J. Trump.
The nearly-400 word statement, clearly dictated by Trump himself, brings back a litany of past complaints by the former president: calling the investigation a ‘witch hunt,’ blasting former special counsel Robert Mueller, and falsely claiming he won the election.
‘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 Tea Party was treated far better by the IRS than Donald Trump. The Supreme Court never should have let this “fishing expedition” happen, but they did. 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,’ the statement says.
It even divulges into the first person – using the word ‘I’ repeatedly – and calls Trump by the title ‘president.’
‘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!,’ it reads.
Trump then claimed to be a victim of what his Attorney General Bill Barr called ‘ headhunters’ – career prosecutors who go after high-profile targets.
‘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,’ Trump says.
His statement comes after justices on the high court rebuffed his request to put on hold an October 7 lower court ruling directing the former Republican president’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, to comply with a subpoena to turn over the materials to a grand jury convened by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat.
The ruling does not make Trump’s tax records public but gives Vance access to eight years of returns for his probe into possible tax fraud, and payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.
They are not supposed to become public as part of the prosecutors’ investigation, but the high court’s action is a blow to Trump because he has for so long fought on so many fronts to keep his tax records shielded from view.
The justices did not disclose whether the court was split on taking the case, although at times justices who want to take a case but have been outvoted will make public their dissent. None did so Monday.
The ongoing investigation the records are part of could also become an issue for Trump in his life after the presidency.
The ruling against Trump comes just days before his planned political comeback, which will be a speech to the conservative conference CPAC on Sunday.
Vance has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the tax records. In one court filing last year, however, prosecutors said they were justified in demanding the records because of public reports of ‘possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.’
Stepping up investigation: Cy Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney has hired a high-profile former prosecutor who just re-interviewed Michael Cohen, Trump’s one-time Mr. Fix-it
Part of the probe involves payments to two women – porn actress Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougal – to keep them quiet during the 2016 presidential campaign about alleged extramarital affairs with Trump. Trump has denied the affairs.
In July, the justices in a 7-2 ruling rejected Trump’s argument that the president is immune from investigation while he holds office or that a prosecutor must show a greater need than normal to obtain the tax records.
Vance has hired a high-profile attorney with decades of experience with white collar crime cases as it ramps up its investigation.
Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, joined Vance’s team as a special assistant district attorney earlier this month.
Pomerantz has already hit the ground running, conducting an interview with Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen last Thursday, Reuters reported.
His hiring is part of a flurry of recent activity in Vance’s investigation into the Trump family business, a probe which has been open for two and a half years.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office hired Mark Pomerantz (pictured in 2008), a high-profile attorney with decades of experience with white collar crime cases, this month as it ramps up its investigation into Donald Trump’s business dealings
Pomerantz interviewed Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen (pictured) last week
Source: Daily Mail |World News