by Jeffrey Dunetz
“Pleading the Fifth” has become a kind of pop-culture reference with the rise in popularity of TV cop dramas.
We hear the phrase often in our popular media and we’ve come to believe it’s just something one says when facing down the authorities. However, it really isn’t that common of an event, and it can still be quite surprising when someone uses the phrase in a government hearing…
Especially when that someone is the Attorney General of the United States.
Congress has been looking into the highly questionable, and seemingly illegal payment that the Obama administration recently made to our enemies in Iran. As part of their investigation they’ve called the Attorney General to testify before them about the administration’s attempts to secretly send $1.7 BILLION to Iran.