If You Don’t Get Why Trump Pled the Fifth, Listen to the Remarks of the NY AG – Opinion

According to our earlier reports, Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment while being questioned in New York Wednesday during depositions in civil cases being pursued in New York by Attorney General Letitia Jacob.

“I once asked ‘if you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?’ Now I know the answer to that question,” Trump said in a statement. “When your family, your company, and all the people in your orbit have become targets of an unfounded, politically motivated Witch Hunt supported by lawyers, prosecutors, and the Fake News Media, you have no choice.”

The left is already spinning that negative against Trump. Daniel Goldman, a former prosecutor who was also the lead impeachment lawyer, tweeted something just plain wrong. It is shameful that he has tweeted the message and misled people.

We have rights for reasons. Lawyers particularly should be respectful of that — not putting down or denigrating the exercise of those rights or acting like taking the Fifth is a sign of guilt. Given the numerous accusations against Trump made by Democrats, this is the responsible and intelligent way to go.

If Goldman and others want to play that game, perhaps they’d like to explain why Hillary Clinton’s IT guy invoked the Fifth 125 times during the email investigation?

Goldman is now running for Congress so perhaps he’s trying to appeal to the left with his tweet, but he’s just showing he has no principles with it.

We’ve seen it isn’t about guilt or innocence when it comes to Trump — it’s about getting him out of the way. They went after him even before he got into office with the Russia probe, they were talking about trying to impeach him before he’d done anything as president. Even the FBI used a lawyer to file false statements against Trump in an FISA warrant request. We’ve now also seen the completely unprecedented move by the FBI, to raid Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

Trump would be foolish if he didn’t invoke the Fifth. It’s particularly wise in this case, given that James campaigned on the promise to get Trump. Pursuing the man, not any specific crime — a truly concerning approach.

Eric Trump, Donald Trump’s son, posted an ad with some of the statements that James has made about Trump in the past.

You wouldn’t expect fairness or objectivity from someone who behaves in this manner. Not to mention that’s wrong too when you’re supposed to be an objective attorney general.

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