Quote Of The Day: Taking The Fifth Edition

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I was pleased to wake up and see this headline on my WaPo app: New York AG Letita James’s Office To Depose Donald Trump Wednesday. Depose and Trump in the same sentence is always delightful, especially after the voters deposed him in 2020. The story has already been updated: Trump asserted his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination; known colloquially as taking the Fifth.

As a former member of the criminal defense bar, I have no objections to witnesses taking the Fifth.

As an American citizen, I find it hilarious that former President* Pennywise has taken the Fifth like Mark Fuhrman, Mike Flynn, and other liars.

As a pundit, I find the idea of the twice-impeached former Oval One keeping his mouth shut as hilarious as the events I mocked in a post called Freedonia On The Potomac.

Taking the Fifth is proof positive that Trump is terrified of being held accountable for the first time in his life.

It was also the most predictable thing ever as pointed out by a fellow cat person:

That brings me to the quote of the day. It’s what an old school Top-40 AM Radio DJ would have called an oldie but goodie. It comes from a Trump rally in 2016:

“You see the mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

He was talking about some of the Email Lady’s aides taking the Fifth during the trumped up Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi hearings.

We’re all aware that there’s a double standard as big as Pennwyise’s big fat bazoo. It’s okay for Roger Stone and Mike Flynn to take the Fifth because they’re Trump cronies being “persecuted by the radical left.”

The Kaiser of Chaos has a complex persecution complex. He used it to raise money off the FBI raid of Mar-a-Doorn. His hypocrisy is staggering much like a drunk after they’ve downed a fifth.

I suspect that the Impeached Insult Comedian is sweating bullets after the Feebs searched his safe. He claims that the whole thing was specious as his shysters were allegedly cooperating with the Feds. Prove it, Donald: You have a copy of the warrant, release it immediately. I double dog dare you.

The last word goes to Spoon: