After spending days with Trump prepping for his deposition… his lawyers finally said “screw it..he’s an idiot…tell him to plead the 5th or we’re all going to prison” https://t.co/p2BSj6vaBp— Hal Sparks (@HalSparks) August 10, 2022
BREAKING: as the NY AG investigation is civil (at this point), Trump's assertion of the 5th CAN be used against him if the AG brings a civil case, unlike in a criminal case. At this point, one would expect that civil suit to happen in short order. https://t.co/qTk3PwZw0Q— Andrew Weissmann (@AWeissmann_) August 10, 2022
The attempt to minimize or trivialize the Mar-a-Lago raid -- an attempt that seemed to have some plausibility last night - couldn't actually withstand the cold light of day today.
To quote Donald Trump: Only guilty people take the fifth.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 10, 2022
it’s wild to see a large number of journalists have already forgotten the cardinal rule of trump scandals, which is that they always turn out to be much worse than they look at the beginning— GONELIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) August 9, 2022
"With time it will be CLEAR that Trump provoked this action by DOJ." - John Dean— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) August 9, 2022
So, yeah, I'm curious why he - or his minions - would take a van's worth of classified, steal it, and store it in Florida. What's in it that they didn't have time to destroy, or couldn't shred? What would be the point?— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 11, 2022
I’m no lawyer, but it seems to me a bit problematic if your strongest defense is “Hey, the FBI planted all this damning evidence.”— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 10, 2022
Why would Trump be stealing, hiding, and refusing to hand over top secret and classified documents he stole from us if he wasn't planning to sell them to our foreign enemies and adversaries?— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) August 11, 2022
The backfire is going to be measured in megatons.— Schrödinger's Litter Box (@Brewjew308) August 11, 2022
The entire @GOP has sided with a thief who by legal definition, stole & illegally held this country's most critical national security secrets, & did God only knows, while also mtg w/the Saudis & Orban in the same week.
🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: Federal investigators served subpoenas to several House and Senate Republican offices in the Pennsylvania Capitol.— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) August 10, 2022
The information being requested centered around U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, & the effort to seek alternate electors to overturn the 2020 election.
BREAKING: DJT's personal library was destroyed in the FBI/DOJ search, and sadly ‘both books’ are beyond repair. 😂— Jeras Ikehorn (@JerasIkehorn) August 11, 2022
I'm no Sauron fan, but here's why forming a fellowship to raid Mount Doom and destroy the One Ring is going to enrage his base— Jokin Rokin Rokin Tolkien 🗡️🏹🪓 (@joshcarlosjosh) August 9, 2022