Eric Trump spent six hours pleading the Fifth Amendment more than 500 times

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Raw Story: Every American has the right to not incriminate themselves in court or in a deposition. According to the court documents for New York Attorney General Letitia James’ probe of the Trump Organization, Eric Trump spent six hours doing exactly that.

Showing screen captures of the court documents, lawyer Luppe B. Luppen quoted a revealing piece in the filing that showed the middle Trump son fought against answering any questions asked about the Trump Organization, out of fear that it would incriminate him.

“Given the public litigation between Mr. Trump and DANY, the public reporting on the DANY investigation and the multiple disclosures from OAG, there is no risk that any witness, much less these Respondents, would appear for civil testimony without being aware of the possibility of criminal liability,” said the court petition.

“In fact, as evidence of that knowledge, two Trump Organization witnesses invoked their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination more than a year ago: Eric Trump and Allen Weisselberg,” the documents continue.

“During his examination on Oct. 5, 2020, when asked a question that went beyond basic background information, Eric Trump delivered extended prepared remarks objecting to the investigation and invoking his right against self-incrimination,” it disclosed.

The Fifth Amendment allows any person to refuse to answer a question to avoid accidentally confessing to a crime.

See the court excerpt below and the full case here.

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  1. Trump and gang were put into office to achieve certain objectives.
    You can be sure all of this post Trump swampiness, and there’s a ton of that mess, was all baked into the Trump de-stabilization cake.

    • Nicely worded. And very true. Trump really provides a treasure trove of opportunity for literary blasts. However, let’s see if he ever makes it into a courtroom. I’m still betting it won’t happen. He still has some rabbits to pull out of his red MAGA hat.

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