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Former US President Declines To Respond Inquiries During New York Probe

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Former US President Declines To Respond Inquiries During New York Probe
11 Aug 2022
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Former US president Donald Trump has declined to respond to inquiries on his family's business activities as part of a New York state probe. In an effort to prevent the interview at the New York attorney general's office on Wednesday, Trump filed a lawsuit.

In order to obtain advantageous loans and tax benefits, state officials accuse the Trump Organization of lying to them about the worth of its properties. Trump has termed the civil investigation a witch hunt and has denied any misconduct. A statement from the former US President criticising New York Attorney General Letitia James and the larger legal system was released an hour after he was seen arriving at the Manhattan office where he was questioned under oath. 

Years of labour and tens of millions of dollars had been expended in vain on this protracted drama, he claimed. In accordance with the rights and benefits guaranteed to every citizen by the United States Constitution, I chose not to respond to the questions. Trump "invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination," James' office confirmed. Attorney General James, according to the statement, "will follow the facts and the law wherever they may lead." "Our inquiry is ongoing."

In connection with a another investigation that is apparently related to his handling of sensitive material, the FBI issued an unusual search order at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, just days prior to his deposition. He said that the lengthy drama had cost years of labour and tens of millions of dollars in vain. I made the decision to withhold a response out of respect for the rights and privileges that the US Constitution grants to each and every person.

Trump "invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination" during the interview on Wednesday, the office confirmed. According to the statement, Attorney General James "will follow the facts and the law wherever they may go." "Our investigation is ongoing," Just days before his deposition, the FBI issued an unprecedented search warrant at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, in connection with another inquiry that appears to be tied to his handling of classified material.

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