So, what do we have here? A former president who used to vilify others for taking the Fifth because they are “guilty” of something now has — get ready for it — done that very thing.
Donald John Trump was summoned to speak to the New York attorney general’s office. He didn’t answer any questions. Instead, he fell back on his constitutional protection against self-incrimination.
Hey, it’s legal. He can do that. He broke no law.
New York AG Tish James is conducting an investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices. The ex-POTUS has called her probe a witch hunt; he has accused her of being racist.
Trump also has denied doing anything illegal. He has said so repeatedly. Which begs the question:
If the former president is clean, why must he hide behind the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?