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Trump has protested his right not to respond 440 times

Trump has protested his right not to respond 440 times

Today, Thursday, the media reported that Donald Trump invoked, on Wednesday, during the hearing before the Attorney General in New York, more than 440 times his right not to answer questions, under the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.

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The former president of the United States was questioned for several hours on Wednesday in Manhattan in the offices of New York’s top judge, Letitia James, who has been investigating civil cases since 2019 on suspicion of financial and tax fraud in New York state. Within the Trump Organization family group.

According to one of Mr. Trump’s lawyers, Ron Fichte, reported by NBC, the only response his client gave was to give his name.

A source familiar with the matter told the channel that the 45th president had invoked the right to remain silent 440 times and not answer questions from New York judges and investigators.

According to the Washington Post, also relying on an anonymous source due to the secrecy of the sworn hearing, Donald Trump has refused more than 400 times to answer questions about his business, assess his legacy and his debt.

“Same answer” — that is, the constitutional right not to answer — that is how Mr. Trump has methodically declared, according to The Washington Post.

AFP has called, and neither Ms James’ services nor Mr Trump’s lawyers have responded yet.

Once in Mrs. James’ office on Wednesday, the Republican billionaire announced in a press release that he would demand the famous Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which allows any opponent not to testify against himself.

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Laetitia James, an elected attorney general of the Democratic Party, confirmed this in a very brief press release after meeting the businessman face to face, stressing that she will “continue her investigation” because “no one is above the law” in the United States.