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Trump Invokes Fifth Amendment 440+ Times During New York Deposition

HeadlineAug 11, 2022

Here in New York, former President Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination over 440 times on Wednesday as he refused to answer questions posed by New York Attorney General Letitia James and her legal team. Trump was being deposed as part of James’s civil investigation into whether the Trump Organization inflated the values of its properties to obtain loans and then reduced them to evade taxes. Trump previously said that only guilty people invoke the Fifth. This is Trump speaking at a 2016 campaign rally in Iowa.

Donald Trump: “Like you see on the mob, right? You see the mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

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