“I once asked, ‘if you are innocent, why would you take the Fifth Amendment?’ I know now what the answer to this question is. You have no choice when your family, business, and all of your friends and associates become the targets of a Witch Hunt that is unjustified, and politically motivated and is backed by attorneys, prosecutors, and fake news media.”
The left is trying to use this against Trump. Even Daniel Goldman, who was the organization’s head impeachment lawyer and a former prosecutor, tweeted something that is completely untrue. He should be ashamed for posting it and putting innocent people in danger of being misled.
There are reasons why Americans have rights. Attorneys, in particular, should be mindful of this – not putting down or discrediting the use of those rights, and also not making like taking the Fifth is an indication of guilt. Given all that has been hurled against Trump by a variety of Democratic campaigns, it is the responsible option to take.
But if Goldman and the others want to pick that game, they might want to consider why Hillary Clinton’s IT guy used the Fifth many times over during her email inquiry.
Is he appealing to the left with this tweet? Perhaps. He’s just demonstrating that he has no principles by doing so.
We’ve seen that when it comes to Donald Trump, it’s not about innocence or guilt; it’s all about wanting to get him out of the way. They were discussing impeaching him before he had even done anything as the president, and they went after him right away with the Russia investigation. The FBI even employed an attorney that filed a statement that was untrue against the Trump team in a FISA warrant application. We’ve also witnessed the extraordinary step taken by the FBI, which was to break into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
It’s not a stretch to believe that if Trump didn’t invoke his Fifth Amendment rights, he would be stupid. In this particular scenario, given that James ran on the promise that she would to get Trump, it would be unwise not to do so. Chasing a person rather than investigating a crime — it’s an approach that should raise some alarms.