Former president Donald Trump appears to have received a major legal victory after the two-year tax investigation of his golf course in Briarcliff Manor, New York, was dropped.
Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced that no charges will be filed against Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, after the investigation into allegations that they had provided false property evaluations in order to reduce taxes.
“AFTER GOING THROUGH A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FOR TWO YEARS BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK, IT WAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT THE CASE HAS BEEN DROPPED, AND NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED,” Trump responded in a statement on Truth Social.
Rocah said the decision to drop the case was made objectively and without any consideration of politics or personal beliefs. She also said that it is important for Americans to understand that there are independent prosecutors and justice systems that operate outside of politics.
“It’s really important, more important than ever in our country, to make sure that people understand that we have independent prosecutors, we have a justice system that operates independent of politics, party affiliation and personal or political beliefs," said Rocah.
The investigation was not the only legal battle Trump has faced in recent times. He is also facing 37 federal charges related to his handling of classified documents and charges in Manhattan over alleged payments to Stormy Daniels. In Miami, he recently pleaded not guilty to those charges. Likewise, he is also facing legal battles in Georgia over alleged election interference as well as a civil case from E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of rape.
Trump has denied all wrongdoing and stated that the investigations are politically motivated. Despite his legal woes, he is currently experiencing some resurgence in popularity as he leads several polls for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
The news of the dropped investigation appears to be an encouraging victory for Trump and his supporters. However, whether it will improve his chance at the 2024 nomination is yet to be seen, as questions remain about his legal and political standing will remain as the other ongoing cases and investigations continue to unfold.