As the world continues to close in around Donald Trump, the former President certainly isn’t taking the opposition lying down.
Trump, who has become the target of a number of investigations over the course of the last 18 months, was ordered to appear in court this week to testify regarding the business practices of the Trump Organization.
Smelling something fishy, however, Trump gave investigators very little to work with.
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he refused to answer questions at a deposition by investigators for the New York attorney general as part of a civil investigation into his business.
Trump made that announcement shortly after he arrived for his scheduled interview under oath at the offices of AG Letitia James in New York City.
“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 furious statement that railed against James as a renegade prosecutor with a vendetta against him.
“When your family, your company, and all the people in your orbit have become the targets of an unfounded, politically motivated Witch Hunt supported by lawyers, prosecutors, and the Fake News Media, you have no choice,” Trump said.
“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 said.
With a number of wild probes still seeking testimony from the former President, there could be more stonewalling to come in the not-so-distant future.