Trump Blows Off NYC DA, Takes The Fifth

President declined to answer questions about the family biz
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on August 16, 2021 in New York City.   (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former President Donald Trump declared that he “declined to answer” questions during his deposition before New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office Wednesday.
  • “Accordingly, under the advice of my counsel and for all of the above reasons, I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution,” he wrote in a post to his Truth Social platform.

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