Trump Pleads the 5th In NY AG’s Fraud Probe

Former United States President Donald Trump said he invoked the Fifth Amendment, refusing to answer questions under oath on investigations about his allegedly fraudulent business.

“I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution,” Trump wrote in a statement, saying his counsel also advised him to make the decision.

Trump said he had “no choice” but to take the Fifth, accusing the administration and “many prosecutors” of losing their moral and ethical bounds of decency.

Trump decided on his action after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided his Mar-a-Lago home on Monday to search for alleged unreturned government documents.

On Wednesday, New York’s Attorney General Letitia James led the civil investigation of Trump’s case.

In his statement, Trump accused James of maliciously attacking him and his business, saying the attorney general openly stated hostilities against him. Trump also called James’ case against him a “scam,” accusing her of disgracing New York’s legal system.

Trump has been facing several investigations, including the mishandling of White House documents, fraud, and failure to stop the 2021 Capitol attack.


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