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Trump says he refused to answer questions in New York civil investigation

 

Former US President Donald Trump announced that he refused to answer questions while appearing under oath before the New York Attorney General investigating a presumed fraud in his family's business practices.    Trump said in a statement that he had used his right to the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and refused to answer questions while testifying at the civil inquiry in New York.



Former US President Donald Trump announced that he refused to answer questions while appearing under oath before the New York Attorney General investigating a presumed fraud in his family's business practices.


Trump said in a statement that he had used his right to the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and refused to answer questions while testifying at the civil inquiry in New York.



"On the advice of a lawyer and for many other reasons, I refused to answer questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the Constitution of the United States," he said, adding: "When your family, your company and all the people in your department become the targets of a false and politically motivated campaign of persecution with the support of lawyers, prosecutors and misleading media, you have no choice."


He continued: "If there's any question in my mind, the FBI storming my house, on Monday, just two days before this filing. any uncertainty has been surveyed ".


  • The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution establishes a number of rights relating to criminal and civil legal proceedings.
  • In criminal cases, the Fifth Amendment guarantees the right to a grand jury and protects the individual against self-incrimination.
  • Since March 2019, lawyers for New York Attorney General Letitia James have examined whether Trump and his company exaggerated the value of his hotels and golf clubs, as well as other assets.


Earlier this year, James said in a lawsuit that Trump's business practices were "fraudulent or misleading"


  1. stressing that her office needed to question Trump
  2. and two of his sons to determine responsibility for the conduct.
  3. Because James Madani's investigation
  4. she could sue Trump but not bring criminal charges against him.