DONALD Trump claimed that the Democratic Party just want to "silence and cancel millions of American voters" after a criminal probe into his organization was announced.
The former president issued a lengthy statement on his website in reaction to New York Attorney General Letitia James confirming a probe into the Trump Organization "in a criminal capacity" this week.
"Working in conjunction with Washington, these Democrats want to silence and cancel millions of voters because they don’t want 'Trump' to run again.'
"The Democrats want to cancel the Make America Great Again movement, not by Making America First, but by Making America Last," he said, lamenting that "no President has been treated the way I have."
Trump claimed the DA and Attorney General "are possessed, at an unprecedented level, with destroying the political fortunes of President Donald J. Trump and the almost 75 million people who voted for him."
"That is what these investigations are all about—a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of the United States," he continued.
"These Democrat offices are consumed with this political and partisan Witch Hunt at a time when crime is up big in New York City," he went on, citing crime rates.
His stinging comments come after investigators for both Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr and New James are now conducting a joint investigation.
They're examining whether Trump’s organization committed fraud by improperly manipulating its property values, pushing them up to secure bank loans, and writing them down to reduce taxes.
"With all of the crime and corruption you read about with others, nothing happens, they only go after Donald Trump," the former president said.
""After prosecutorial efforts the likes of which nobody has ever seen before, they failed to stop me in Washington, so they turned it over to New York to do their dirty work.
"This is what I have been going through for years. It’s a very sad and dangerous tale for our Country, but it is what it is, and we will overcome together."
Trump credited himself with building a great company but complained that he was "unfairly attacked and abused by a corrupt political system."
He touted his efforts in taxation, military, Space Force, the US border, the vaccine distribution via Operation Warp Speed, and said he "made our Country great and respected again, and so much more."
Earlier in the lengthy statement, Trump said "there is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime."
"But, make no mistake, that is exactly what is happening here." he wrote. "The Attorney General of New York literally campaigned on prosecuting Donald Trump even before she knew anything about me."
"She also promised that, if elected, she would 'join with law enforcement and other Attorney Generals across this nation in removing this President from office,' and, 'It’s important that everyone understand that the days of Donald Trump are coming to an end.'
"The Attorney General made each of these statements, not after having had an opportunity to actually look at the facts, but BEFORE she was even elected, BEFORE she had seen even a shred of evidence.
"This is something that happens in failed third world countries, not the United States. If you can run for a prosecutor’s office pledging to take out your enemies, and be elected to that job by partisan voters who wish to enact political retribution, then we are no longer a free constitutional democracy."
Trump also claimed the the District Attorney’s office "has been going after me for years."
He said this was "based on a lying, discredited low life, who was not listened to or given credibility by other prosecutorial offices, and sentenced to 3 years in prison for lying and other events unrelated to me" in an apparent reference to his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
He also claimed workers at the Trump Organization had been "viciously attacked, harassed, and threatened, in order to say anything bad about the 45th President of the United States."
"This would include having to make up false stories."
After James confirmed the probe, Cohen claimed Trump would turn on his own family and "will blame everyone else."
“He’s going to turn on his accountant and point the finger. He’s going to say ‘Don Jr handled that, Ivanka handled that. Melania. Don’t take me. Take Melania," the disgraced lawyer told MSNBC.
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