Trump declines to answer New York attorney general’s questions
Washington, Aug 11 (EFE).- Former United States president Donald Trump declined to answer questions during a deposition at New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office on Wednesday, but described it as a “very professional meeting.”
“Just leaving the Attorney General’s Office – A very professional meeting. Have a fantastic company with great assets, very little debt, and lots of CASH. Only in America!” the former president wrote on his Truth Social network.
Trump pleaded the fifth amendment – the right to remain silent – and declined to answer questions at a deposition by lawyers and James, who is investigating the Trump Organization’s business practices and has been trying to talk to him for months.
The office is studying whether the organization misled lenders, insurers and tax authorities.
Compelled by a court order, Trump came forward two days after FBI agents searched his Florida Mar-a-Lago residence as part of an unrelated federal investigation into whether he took classified documents with him when he left the White House.
In a statement, Trump on Wednesday described James’ investigation as the “greatest Witch Hunt in US history.”
“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,” the Republican wrote.
Trump answered only one question on his name at the start of the meeting. EFE