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Trump pleads the 5th. What does it mean? Here's you should know about the constitutional right he invoked

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10, it was reported that Former President Donald Trump declined to answer any questions while he was questioned under oath in the New York Attorney General's long-running civil investigation into his dealing as a real-estate mogul.In a statement released on his social media platform, Trump stated: "I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution."The questioning took place just days after FBI agents searched his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as part of an unrelated federal probe into whether he took classified records when he left the White House.Here's what you should know about the rights and privileges that Trump cited in his decision to not answer questions, as well as the investigation into Trump.According to Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute, the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution provides a number of rights that are relevant to both criminal and civil legal proceedings.No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.In an overview of the 5th Amendment published on Cornell Law's Legal Information Institute, it is stated legal scholars consider the 5th

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NEW YORK - Former President Donald Trump will be questioned under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul.It was unclear if he was going to answer questions or invoke his 5th Amendment rights to avoid self-incrimination.Trump’s testimony comes amid a flurry of legal activity surrounding him, taking place just days after FBI agents searched his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as part of an unrelated federal probe into whether he took classified records when he left the White House.The New York civil investigation, led by Attorney General Letitia James, involves allegations that Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, misstated the value of assets like golf courses and skyscrapers, misleading lenders and tax authorities.Trump spent Tuesday night in Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan ahead of the meeting.  He was seen leaving the building on Wednesday morning and arrived at the Attorney General's office a short time later.Get breaking news alerts in the free FOX5NY News app!  |  Sign up for FOX 5 email newslettersIn May, James' office said that it was nearing the end of its probe and that investigators had amassed substantial evidence that could support legal action, such as a lawsuit, against Trump, his company or both.Trump’s deposition is one of the few remaining missing pieces, the attorney general’s office said.Two of Trump’s children, Donald Jr.
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School. He took charge of his family's real-estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded its operations from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan. The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. He produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television series, from 2003 to 2015. As of 2019, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $3.1 billion
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