President Trump: N.Y. charges are a political witch hunt by radical Dems

President Trump: N.Y. charges are a political witch hunt by radical Dems

Allen Weisselberg (C) President Donald Trump’s company chief financial officer departs the criminal court in lower Manhattan after pleading not guilty to the charges in New York on July 1, 2021. (ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 8:30 PM PT – Thursday, July 1, 2021

President Trump blasted New York Democrats for pursuing politically motivated charges against members of the Trump organization. Trump said the charges against his business by New York prosecutors are politically motivated.

In a statement on Thursday, the 45th president said the indictment of his chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg is a political witch hunt by radical left Democrats. Trump stressed the case against the business is dividing our country even more.

Allen Weisselberg, former US President Donald Trumps company chief financial officer arrives to attend the hearing for the criminal case at the criminal court in lower Manhattan in New York on July 1, 2021. - Former president Donald Trump's company and its long-serving chief financial officer are to be charged on July 1, 2021 with tax-related crimes, US media reported. They would mark the first criminal charges in a more than two-year investigation by the Manhattan district attorney into alleged fraud at the Trump Organization. (Photo by Seth Wenig / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SETH WENIG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Allen Weisselberg, President Donald Trump’s company chief financial officer arrives to attend the hearing for the criminal case at the criminal court in lower Manhattan in New York on July 1, 2021. (SETH WENIG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

According to the indictment, Weisselberg is accused of being involved in a tax fraud scheme for receiving $1.7 million worth of “illegally received tax-free perks such as apartments and car leases.” They added that nobody was criminally charged for similar conduct in the past year.

The Trump organization’s attorneys also said cases of corporate benefits and compensations very rarely involve criminal charges. In the meantime, Weisselberg was released without bail and said he intends to fight the charges.

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