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Taking the 5th

Donald Trump invoked the 5th Amendment and refused to answer any questions from the NY attorney general, who is investigating whether Trump is guilty of fraud in the valuation of his properties, using different values depending on whether he was paying taxes or trying to get loans from banks.

But during his 2016 campaign for president, Trump indicated that refusing to testify was tantamount to admitting guilt, saying “If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

Everyone has the constitutional right to not incriminate themselves. But you can’t have it both ways.



  1. dave TN wrote:

    So in short Trump has admitted his guilt, assuming we can take him at his word. He would Never lie.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 3:42 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Trump did say “Now I know the answer to that question. When your family, your company, and all the people in your orbit have become the targets of an unfounded, politically motivated Witch Hunt supported by lawyers, prosecutors, and the Fake News Media, you have no choice.”

    More info —

    When will his followers wise up to this jerk?

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm | Permalink
  3. Ray wrote:

    Taking the fifth: It’s not what an innocent man trying to clear his name and reputation does.
    Oh, and so to be perfectly clear, just because you’re a paranoid & malignant narcissist does not mean that you are not a criminal.
    His GOP-created “base” will never tumble to the fact that they have been conned time and again. They just ain’t all that bright.

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 6:52 am | Permalink
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    Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

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