Days after the FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in search of potentially classified documents, the former president refused to answer questions under oath about his family’s business practices from the New York attorney general during a deposition in connection with a civil investigation, Trump said in a statement.
“I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded every citizen under the constitution,”Trump wrote about social media. “I once asked, ‘If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?’ Now I know the answer.”
Trump was taken in a motorcade by rush hour traffic Monday morning from Trump Tower to the office Letitia James, New York Attorney General, about seven miles away. He declared that he had invoked the Fifth Amendment on every question an hour later.
More details about the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago are now available. A published report claims agents even scoured Melania Trump’s wardrobe.
Agents reportedly took away 15 boxes of documents, including letters from North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un and a letter from former President Barack Obama that Trump told ABC’s David Muir he was especially proud of.
Currently, Trump’s attorney is making serious allegations about FBI agents.
“Quite honestly, I’m concerned that they may have planted something. At this point, who knows?” Alina Habba said.
CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett spoke to Inside Edition from outside Mar-a-Lago.
“The suggestion that evidence was planted is merely to inject into the court of public opinion something that there is no evidentiary basis for. But it increases the sense of political division and sense of political animosity that Trump supporters have to anyone investigating former President Trump,” Garrett said.
FBI agents as well as U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland (FBI director) received death threats online following the raid. According to reports, there are discussions underway to improve their security.