Do you remember this guy? Because reports are surfacing this morning that Trump adopted the Fifth Amendment during his testimony at the NY AG lawsuit this morning:
I heard he took the fifth? pic.twitter.com/F6y0IpNhAd
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 10, 2022
According to the New York Times:
Donald J. Trump on Wednesday declined to answer questions from the New York State Attorney General’s office, a breathtaking gamble in a high-stakes legal interview that will likely determine the course of a civil investigation into his company’s business practices.
In a statement released shortly after the questioning began Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and stated that he “refused to answer the questions under the Rights and Privileges.” , which are granted to every citizen in the United States Constitution.”
Acceptance of the Fifth Amendment does not mean that someone is automatically guilty of a crime. It can be a prudent move not to give prosecutors key elements in a crime when prosecutors are missing other elements. But as Trump says, it generally indicates someone is guilty of something, especially if they don’t answer any questions.
Trump may have additional motivation to take on the Fifth. He lies with such impunity that if he keeps himself from answering a question, he can save himself from a charge of perjury.
Regardless, it’s not looking good, especially from a guy who says the whole thing is a political witch hunt. If it was a political witch hunt, one would expect Trump to take the opportunity to explain why he is not liable in the lawsuit.
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