Trump: Vance, James trying to ‘cancel’ voters with criminal probe into organization

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​Former President Donald Trump blasted New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy​rus​ Vance Jr. for their joint criminal investigation into his organization, saying they are continuing the “Witch Hunt” and trying to “cancel millions of voters” because they don’t want him to mount another presidential campaign in 2024.

“That is what these investigations are all about​ — ​a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of the United States. Working in conjunction with Washington, these Democrats want to silence and cancel millions of voters because they don’t want ​’Trump​’​ to run again​,” Trump said in a statement emailed Wednesday by the office of the 45th president of the United States.

“​As people are being killed on the sidewalks of New York at an unprecedented rate, as drugs and crime of all kinds are flowing through New York City at record levels, with absolutely nothing being done about it, all they care about is taking down Trump​,” he continued in the statement.​​

The former president said he learned “through leaks in the mainstream media” about the investigation​ into the Trump Organization by James’ office.​

He heard “​a​fter being under investigation from the time I came down the escalator 5½ years ago, including the fake Russia Russia Russia Hoax, the 2 year, $48M, No Collusion Mueller Witch Hunt, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and others, that the Democrat New York Attorney General has ​’​informed​’​ my organization that their ‘investigation’ is no longer just a civil matter but also potentially a ​’​criminal​’ ​investigation working with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office​,” he 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​,” Trump said in the lengthy statement.​

James revealed on Tuesday that her investigation into the Trump Organization has gone from a civil probe to a criminal investigation in conjunction with the district attorney.

Trump said James has been out to get him since she ran for the post. 

​”She said that if elected, she would use her office to look into ​’​every aspect​’​ of my real estate dealings. She swore that she would ​’​definitely sue​’​ me. She boasted on video that she would be, and I quote, ​’​a real pain in the ass.​’​ She declared, ​’​just wait until I’m in the Attorney General’s office,​’​ and, ​’​I’ve got my eyes on Trump Tower​,​​’​” the former president said in the statement.​

“​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 said.​

James has been investigating the organization since Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified that Trump inflated the value of his financial assets to get more favorable loan conditions. 

Cohen is under house arrest as he finishes a three-year federal sentence after pleading guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations.

The former commander-in-chief also tore into Cohen. 

“Likewise, the District Attorney’s office has been going after me for years 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​,” Trump said.

​Vance is also investigating the Trump Organization and the former president on allegations he got millions of dollars in loans on various properties in New York.​

“​These investigations have also been going on for years with members and associates of the Trump Organization being viciously attacked, harassed, and threatened, in order to say anything bad about the 45th President of the United States​,” Trump said in the statement.

“This would include having to make up false stories. Numerous documents, all prepared by large and prestigious law and accounting firms, have been examined, and many hours of testimony have been taken from many people, some of whom I have not seen in years​,” he said.

​​He suggested that Vance and James have their priorities mixed up because while they are investigating him, crime is soaring in the city.​

“​These Democrat offices are consumed with this political and partisan Witch Hunt at a time when crime is up big in New York City, shootings are up 97%, murders are up 45%, a rate not seen in 40 years, drugs and criminals are pouring into our Country in record numbers from our now unprotected Southern Border, and people are fleeing New York for other much safer locations to live​,” he said.

“​But the District Attorney 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, by far the highest number ever received by a sitting President,” he continued.

He said Vance and James are working in cahoots with Democrats who want to “cancel the Make American Great Movement, not by Making America First, but by Making America Last.”

​”​​No President has been treated the way I have. With all of the crime and corruption you read about with others, nothing happens, they only go after Donald Trump​,” he said.

Once their efforts failed in Washington, “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​,” he said.​

“I have built a great company, employed thousands of people, and all I do is get unfairly attacked and abused by a corrupt political system,” the statement said.

“It would be so wonderful if the effort used against President Donald J. Trump, who lowered taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Veterans, created Space Force, fixed our border, produced our vaccine in record-setting time (years ahead of what was anticipated), and made our Country great and respected again, and so much more, would be focused on the ever more dangerous sidewalks and streets of New York​,” he said.​​

If prosecutors focused on ​”real issues, crime would be obliterated, and New York would be great and free again!​”​

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