They, (whoever “they” happen to be this week), are coming after Donald Trump from every conceivable angle, hoping to prevent for the former President from once again running for office in 2024.
Trump has been the target of a vast number of investigations in the time since he left office, from state-level probes to federal committees, but Teflon Don has yet to find himself in any actual trouble…as is usually the case.
After being ordered to testify in court regarding his business dealings and the Trump Organization, the former President has boldly offered the court 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.
Trump has repeatedly suggested that the myriad of investigations that are currently targeting him are politically-motivated “witch hunts” and “fishing expeditions”, thus making his cooperation with them highly unlikely.