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Donald Trump invokes the Fifth to avoid answering questions in New York AG's probe

He was subpoenaed to testify on Wednesday.

Published: August 10, 2022 10:33am

Updated: August 10, 2022 12:27pm

Former President Donald Trump said he declined to answer questions in Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James' probe.

He was subpoenaed to testify on Wednesday as part of the New York AG's investigation into his family and the Trump Organization's business practices. 

"[U]under the advice of my counsel and for all of the above reasons, I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution," he said on Truth Social.

In his statement, Trump outlined all of the ways that James has attacked him in recent years.

"James developed a political platform and made a career out of maliciously attacking me and my business before she was even elected, or reviewed one of the millions of pages of documents we willingly produced," he wrote.

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