Donald Trump appeared yesterday in a New York civil case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office in its probe into the Trump Organization’s business practices. But the former President invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during the deposition.
Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right more than 440 times during the deposition. He answered just one question — his name — and then cited the Fifth on every other question he was asked.
Isn’t it interesting that Donald Trump has suggested on many occasions that people who invoke their right against self-incrimination are guilty? “You see the mob takes the Fifth,” Trump said during a 2016 rally in Iowa. “If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”
You’re right, Donald. If you are innocent, why did you taking the Fifth Amendment? More than 440 times!