2018/07: Why Plead the 5th?

Completion Date: 07 July 2018
Medium: Paint & ink on board
Dimensions: 30 X 40 inches

If You’re Innocent, Why Plead the 5th?

Donald Trump the presidential candidate said lots of things that have turned out to be rather inconvenient for Donald Trump the president. Ranking high on that list are the things Trump said pertaining to legal proceedings. And as Trump and those around him get into deeper legal crises, few have offered more damning commentary about what that means than Trump himself.

Trump’s longtime personal lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen has now indicated that he intends to plead the Fifth Amendment in the civil case involving his hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, citing the fast-materializing criminal case stemming from that same payment.

And 2016 Trump would suggest that makes Cohen guilty.

“The mob takes the Fifth,” Trump said after Hillary Clinton aides invoked their right against self-incrimination. “If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

Source: Washington Post, April 2018