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Trump invokes Fifth Amendment in civil investigation into NY AG business practices

Former President Donald Trump pleaded guilty Wednesday in a deposition before lawyers for New York Attorney General Letitia James. said it exercised its Fifth Amendment right to Office investigating the business practices of the Trump Organization.

"I once asked, 'If you're innocent, why adopt the Fifth Amendment?'" Trump said in a statement. “Now I know the answer to that question. When you become the target of a motive witch hunt, you will.

James' office is considering whether to file a civil suit against Trump and his company, In it, it said it "found substantial evidence supporting numerous misstatements" in Trump's financial statements against banks and insurance companies.

The financial statements were inflated by hundreds of millions of dollars and James claims they were approved by the former president.

Former President denies wrongdoing and claims the investigation by James, a Democrat, was politically motivated.

and told the Attorney General, "On the continuation of the greatest witch hunt in US history! My great company and myself are being attacked from all sides. Banana Republic!"

Trump's two The oldest children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, recently testified in a civil investigation. Neither claimed Fifth Amendment protection. Sources did not confirm whether their testimony was given in person or hypothetically.

Cushman earlier this week. & Wakefield, a company that appraised multiple assets of the Trump Organization commercial real estate turned over nearly 36,000 documents to the Attorney General.

Trump's appearance came to the Attorney General's office following a raid by the FBI. Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. A source familiar with the matter told NBC News that the raid was related to classified information Trump allegedly brought from his White House to his Palm Beach resort in January 2021. rice field.