Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has refused to testify to Congress — something that then-candidate Donald Trump suggested was an indicator of guilt in 2016.
The Associate Press reported on Monday that Flynn would invoke his right under the Fifth Amendment not to testify at a Senate Intelligence committee hearing related to Russia’s interference in the U.S. election.
But during the 2016 campaign, Trump blasted people for invoking the Fifth Amendment in connection to an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin posted video of Trump’s 2016 comments on Monday.
“Here’s people taking the Fifth Amendment,” Trump said at the time. “Like you see on the mob, right? You see the mob takes the Fifth.”
“If you’re innocent,” he added, “why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”
Watch the video below.
TRUMP in September 2016: "The mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?" pic.twitter.com/jpuNAJ1Q4L
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 22, 2017
‘Hit her! Hit her!’ Indianapolis cops batter black protester with batons and pepper bullets
Indianapolis police officers are under investigation for beating a black woman with batons and shooting her at close range with pepper balls during protests against police brutality.
In a widely circulated video clip, officers can be seen repeatedly battering the woman with batons and firing less-lethal weapons as she stands still Sunday afternoon at the corner of North Pennsylvania and East Washington streets, reported the Indianapolis Star.
Cheerleader barred from the University of Tennessee after racist Snapchat post surfaces
A prospective incoming freshman to the University of Tennessee and member of the cheer-leading team has been informed that she will no longer be allowed to attend the university, thank to racist comments she made on social media, WVLT reports.
"On Wednesday, following a racist video and photo surfacing on social media, Athletics made the decision not to allow a prospective student to join the Spirit Program. She will not be attending the university this fall," a tweet from the University read.
‘Deeply disturbing’: New York Supreme Court judge rules protesters can be detained indefinitely
A New York State Supreme Court judge on Thursday rejected a petition seeking the immediate release of hundreds of protesters who had been held by the New York Police Department for more than 24 hours, ruling that extraordinary circumstances justify indefinite detention.
"It is a crisis within a crisis," wrote Justice James Burke in his ruling. "All writs are denied."