Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told MSNBC that while it is an American right to plead the Fifth Amendment, if President Trump did so, it would be “a staggering admission of criminal liability.”


Blumenthal stated, “We have to begin this conversation, as good lawyers do, by saying everybody’s entitled to the Fifth Amendment, and a judge will instruct a jury no adverse inference from it. But the American public knows that it is — for the president of the United States to take the Fifth Amendment is a staggering admission of criminal liability. It would be earth-shattering for the president of the United States.”