Daily Bread for 2.19.22: Will Trump Plead the Fifth?

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 21.  Sunrise is 6:44 AM and sunset 5:32 PM for 10h 48m 01s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 88.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1807, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert.

So, will Donald John Trump plead the Fifth?:


Key point from former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Litman, beginning @ 2:10: Exercising the Fifth Amendment in this New York civil action would allow for an adverse inference against Trump (as exercising those rights in a criminal case would not).

Ironically, Trump’s longstanding, but erroneous, insistence that exercising Fifth Amendment rights in criminal cases imputes guilt (“the Mob takes the Fifth“) would be, well, closer to the mark in his own New York civil case.

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