Loretta Lynch ‘pleads the fifth to avoid answering questions’ on $1.7bn payments to Iran

Loretta Lynch ‘pleads the fifth to avoid answering questions’ on $1.7bn payments to Iran:

Loretta Lynch is ‘pleading the fifth’ to dodge questions about $1.7 billion payments made by the United States to Iran, two members of Congress have claimed.

Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mike Pompeo wrote a letter to Attorney General Lynch Friday, accusing her of refusing to answer ‘straightforward questions’ about the payments.

The Fifth Amendment keeps people from having to be witnesses against themselves in a criminal case. Commonly, ‘pleading the fifth’ means refusing to provide information that might incriminate oneself.

The United States gave $1.7 billion to Iran in three different payments, the first of which, worth $400,000 was made in January.

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