Trump says he invoked Fifth Amendment in New York AG deposition

4 month ago

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Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he pleaded the Fifth Amendment right and declined to testify against himself during today’s deposition at the New York Attorney General’s Office.

“Under the advice of my counsel…I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution,” he said in a statement following the deposition.

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  • It comes after a months-long civil probe into potentially fraudulent conduct involving the Trump Organization. AG Letitia James had previously indicated that her office gathered evidence of the alleged wrongdoings in seeking loans and requesting tax breaks.

    Trump’s children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka, have already been deposed. Hours before his scheduled deposition, the Former President took to his Truth Social outlet to attack the AG and the investigation.

    “In New York City tonight. Seeing racist N.Y.S. Attorney General tomorrow, for a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. history! My great company, and myself, are being attacked from all sides. Banana Republic!”