Trump lawyer to plead 5th

The HillTrump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, plans to assert his Fifth Amendment rights in the lawsuit filed against him by adult-film star Stormy Daniels.

“Based on the advice of counsel, I will assert my 5th amendment rights in connection with all proceeding in this case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York,” Cohen said in a court filing Wednesday.

This will look bad for Trump, but it's smarter for Cohen than trying to talk his way around a political vendetta. Unlike in the recent Lois Lerner case, Cohen is not in government service, is not accused of abusing government power in any way, and has undeniably been targeted for a political prosecution.

This entry was published Thu Apr 26 09:21:12 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-04-26 09:21:12.0. [Tweet]

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