May 6, 2018
Another purposefully attention grabbing headline.
President Donald Trump’s top personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said he can’t rule out the possibility of the president taking the Fifth Amendment if he testifies in the Russia investigation.
Giuliani said to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on “This Week” Sunday, “How could I be confident” that president won’t take the Fifth Amendment The former New York City mayor also commented on the possibility of Trump getting subpoenaed by the special counsel to testify. “We don’t have to” comply with a subpoena, he said.
“They don’t have a case on collusion, they don’t have obstruction … I’m going to walk him into a prosecution for perjury like Martha Stewart did?” Giuliani said. “He’s the president of the United States. Wee can assert privilege other presidents [have].”
Martha Stewart famously walked in and answered a bunch of weird, open-ended questions in ways which were later construed to be lies.
Cohen already pled the Fifth.
For those who don’t know, the Fifth Amendment is your right not to testify against yourself.
Trump shouldn’t have said that thing though.