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Hannity Advises Trump Staff To Take The Fifth From Now On

Judge Sean doesn't understand the Fifth Amendment.

From Sean Hannity's radio program on Wednesday, via Media Matters:

SEAN HANNITY: That's why nobody in their right mind should ever go before these committees anymore. They've all testified, they've all given, you know, hours and hours of their lives to these committees and to the special counsel. And then if you answer the questions and they don't like the way you answer them, they are the sole arbiter of whether they get to say you lied. And then they get to charge you...

Well that means the next time anybody goes before these committees, the words I plead the Fifth, invoke the Fifth, because you don't have to incriminate yourself. And God forbid if you just happen to say one little itsy bitsy thing that didn't match exactly what you said one of the other fourteen times you've been there, well then they're going to say perjury.

Gosh, Sean, it's not as if you've got a law degree, but many non-lawyers know that "pleading the fifth" is about avoiding self-incrimination, not avoiding testimony all together.

And it's rich to watch Trump's pillow whisperer suggest his entire cohort plead the fifth when during debates with Hillary Clinton in 2016, it was Trump who said "The Mob takes the fifth."

“The mob takes the Fifth. If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” — @realDonaldTrump, Sept. 2016 https://t.co/ml4BqUvXXC

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 4, 2018

In response to Senate Intel cmte subpoena to testify, Donald Trump Jr. says he will invoke the Fifth or not show up at all.

TRUMP in Sep 2016: "The mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"
HT @kylegriffin1 #Maddow pic..com/3IVxXvIDH9

— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) May 8, 2019

"The White House has directed that I not disclose the substance of any conversations with the 'president'" is @CLewandowski_ taking the Fifth. And as @realdonaldtrump tell us, "You see the mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"#Impeach

— Jess Kroll (@jmskroll) September 18, 2019


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