Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to allow former President Donald Trump to continue hiding his tax returns from New York prosecutors by firing off a three-word tweet that is certain to chill the Donald’s blood to the core:
The work continues.
— Cyrus Vance, Jr. (@ManhattanDA) February 22, 2021
Now that Trump is no longer president, he has lost all of the protections which would have prevented him from being indicted and placed on trial in any jurisdiction that chooses to pursue criminal charges against him.
Vance is seeking Trump’s tax returns because he wants to determine if the former president has committed tax fraud over the years, possibly by inflating the value of his real estate holdings in order to get larger loans and then reporting those same properties for reduced value in order to avoid a larger tax bill.
Vance’s tweet led to an outpouring of approval and people expressing the hope that Trump will soon have to face justice for his actions:
Today’s Supreme Court decision put a huge smile on my face! I know some people say that it’s vengeance but honestly and truthfully it isn’t to me it’s called being held accountable!! He’s gotten away with way too much!
— Monica (@Silentnomore58) February 22, 2021
Where there’s smoke — especially massive billowing clouds of smoke — there’s fire. It’s one thing to suspect (the public) it is another to confirm (Manhattan DA!). Thank you for the methodical, patient, step-by-step pursuit and holding accountable of the criminal Trump family.
— MJ Vara (@mjonespirit) February 22, 2021
Too weird!!!!! I was thinging just yesterday “when is SCOTUS going to deliver their verdict?” Go for it Mr. Vance & team. This is so very cool. CPAC won’t matter when Trump Inc goes to prison. Hoot hoot.
— Beverly Swartz (@BeverlySwartz2) February 22, 2021
NBC’s Pete Williams: The New York grand jury will see Trump’s tax returns “almost immediately.”
“This is the end of the road for the previous guy.” @IvankaTrump
— Allan (@Believerinfacts) February 22, 2021
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