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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    I was being fallacious. I was thinking about his guilty people don't need the 5th comments.
    "Facetious"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    I believe Trump will plead the fifth. That said what are the downsides to him doing that?
    Worked out perfectly for Hillary Clinton's aids. The elite are invincible. Doesn't matter what Trump pleads. He's not going anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    I was being fallacious. I was thinking about his guilty people don't need the 5th comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Greenbean View Post
    Worked out perfectly for Hillary Clinton's aids. The elite are invincible. Doesn't matter what Trump pleads. He's not going anywhere
    Unlike "Benghazi" or Hillary's lezbionic murder spree; Trump might actually be going down for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    Conversely, Trump has previously offered the advice of pleading the fifth, so take it all with a grain of salt.
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    In my experience, people who seem to feel a need to keep saying they are innocent, are mostly found to NOT be innocent. Richard Nixon, is a prime example. There are exceptions as there are with anything, but if one is innocent of wrong doing, why is there a need to keep telling people that? The same with intelligence or anything. If someone is anything, people will recognize that. If in the case of being accused of a crime, someone is truly innocent, telling people they are innocent won't make people believe they are innocent, the facts of investigations, what is discovered and the procedure of both of the former, will do more to convince anyone of guilt or innocence than the accused trying to use mass media to claim their innocence, based only, on their word.

    While truly innocent people should simply have their word that they are innocent, believed, for thoughtful, thinking people, there is an obvious concern with only using someone's word as the determiner of their innocence or guilt where they have been accused of a crime and without further investigation, there is no clarity as to their innocence or guilt. How long would anyone believe it would take for the dishonest and those who have committed a crime to make use of such a thing to simply deny they did anything wrong and proclaim their innocence, getting off based only on their "word" that they were innocent?

    Once again, what the hell happened to the capacity for people to engage their minds and do basic thinking?

    Trump may very well be innocent of any wrong doing, but his telling us that, in no way proves it, when there is evidence he could possibly be, not just aware of what "his people" have already done and may still be found to have been involved in, but involved in, himself.

    If Trump is truly innocent, then why not let the process determine that and show American he is confident that will be the case, rather than express and expose what looks to be his insecurity about that being the outcome? His expressions/tweets and comments about his take on the investigation, may actually be getting him in hot water he might not have been in, if he just let the process happen and concentrated on the nation's business, the thing he keeps whining, that the investigation is interrupting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    Conversely, Trump has previously offered the advice of pleading the fifth, so take it all with a grain of salt.
    It would take more than the numbers of fingers on both hands to count the number of times and things Trump has contradicted himself about. It might take pages and pages to list them all.

    When you see the following and the woeful and shameless lack of integrity displayed........How much of what Trump says anytime, can anyone take without a grain of salt.



    Just think of how Trump could have handled the above INSTEAD of the way he did.

    If he said something to the effect, that 'David you caught me dead to rights on this and yes.....I need to build some factories here in America to make my shirts and ties', then provide evidence that he had done so. Then someone might believe him when he says things like "America First" or "Make America Great again"......... Because he slithered like a slimeball when caught red handed and had the damn gall to try to plug where the products could be bought, he exposed himself for being lower than a creature from under a rock.
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    The only thing that has kept Trump out of prison his whole life is his high-priced team of lawyers facing little competition in court.
    That protection is over now and Trump will rue the day he rode that escalator down to the lobby.
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    lol.... Trump is only "testifying" in Leftwing Speculation World. It's located between Derangement City and Crybaby County.

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