US President Donald Trump has called the Supreme Court’s decision on his financial documents a “witch hunt.”
The Supreme Court made two decisions on Trump’s finances on Thursday. In one of them, the court denied congressional committees that requested financial information from Trump and his family. However, in another decision, the court ruled that prosecutors in New York can request the President’s tax documents. However, these documents are unlikely to be released before the presidential election.
Trump told reporters at the presidential pool that he was “happy with one and not happy with the other” with the court’s decision.
“This is a political witch hunt, such as no one has ever seen. This is a real witch hunt, it’s a fake, like an investigation (special Prosecutor Robert) Muller’s was also a fake, but I won. This is another fake. This is all purely political,” Trump said.
The White House welcomed the court’s decision to deny Congress Trump’s financial documents.
“The court has made it clear that the limited powers of Congress to establish facts through subpoenas should be used as support for the legislative powers of Congress and should be linked to the legitimate goals of lawmaking. Congress cannot act as a roving investigative body, especially against an equal branch of government,” Trump spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.