In testimony with New York Attorney General Letitia James, former President Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right. However, some law experts have claimed that by doing so Trump has doomed himself in the civil case against him which was filed on Wednesday morning.

James has now announced that she would sue Trump, some of his family members, and executives of the Trump administration Allen Weisselberg and Jeff McConney for fraud over 10 years which helped Trump build up his wealth. Allegedly the involved parties had inflated their net worth Trump by billions to convince lenders to assist them through misleading financial data. During deposition Trump and his associates, all pleases the Fifth multiple times according to the published reports.

Pleading the Fifth provides people with protection from incriminating themselves during a criminal trial. In a criminal trial when the fifth Amendment is invoked a jury cannot use the defendant’s silence as an admission of guilt. However, in a civil trial, the protection it provides is questionable.

Former federal Prosecutor Renato Mariotti took to Twitter to say that both Trump and his son Eric invoked their Fifth Amendment rights “hundreds of times.” He argued that while there are cases in which invoking the fifth is wise, this is not one of them, as the presumption of an answer from a jury, which is allowed in a civil case, would most likely hurt Trump.

Senior political reporter Aaron Blake also tweeted saying that James’ office had filed a lawsuit against Trump. He also noted that pleading the Fifth in civil cases in New York can actually work against him instead of in his favour.

4 thoughts on “Trump Makes Critical Legal Mistake?”
  1. DON’T YOU WISH TRUMP WOULD FALL ON HIS FACE…!! AM WAITING FOR A GOOD REPORTER TO COME ALONG AND DARE TELL THE TRUTH TO US!! NOT WANTING YOUR OPINIONS OR FAKE NEWS..AKA…LIES…

  2. I am disgusted with the ignorance of the “Trump Haters” who hate Trump so much that it clouds their judgment as to the great job Trump did with the economy and closing the border against Fentenayl, Terrorists, Drug Dealers, White Slave traders and the like. I look forward to Letitia James being disbarred for violations of the Ethics by which every attorney is judged, (except Democrats), and for Malfeasance and Misfeasance in Office. As far as what Rep Schifft says, I would not believe Schiff if he told me it was raining and I could see and feel the raindrops. Nor would I trust the psychopathic liar, Schiff to babysit my little Sister, or dog sit my dog. The INSANITY of all these charges against Trump makes me sick to my stomach and I look forward to the defeat of the raving idiot, Letitia James, and after the midterms and installation of new members of congress, the impeachment of the mean little gnome, Meritless Gnarland, AG and the impeachment of the slimy Director of the FBI, Chris, “Da EEL”, Wray, who in co-operation with Communist China, interfered with the 2020 election in his Directive issued to Markie Suckerburger, (whose one half of his brain is a Genius, but the other half is a minus 50 I.Q.). Looking forward To the riddance of JustUs and a return to integrity in the Justice System. Biden is the only “President” who has, while in public office, accepted payment, (ONE & ONE HALF BILLION DOLLARS) from a foreign communist government and obstructed justice in preventing investigation of his son’s crimes. May Biden be impeached, prosecuted and sent to Guantanamo, in the care of his “Doctor” Jill……….

  3. Flotmorton Spot-On and all you state is Truth; but though the Devil has gotten his due and had his hour with these cohorts of the diabolical, God is going to have His day with each and every one of them; eternal suffering!

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