Sean Hannity and Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett instruct subpoenaed Trump administration staff to plead the Fifth

Gregg Jarrett: “If you testify that the Earth is round, it's a perjury trap”

From the July 11 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

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TOM FITTON: They are going to continue to harass the president not only with subpoenas targeting his presidency improperly but himself, personally. So, you've got this personal and presidential harassment, unprecedented by Congress with these subpoenas --

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Well, that's why --

FITTON: -- Asking for core White House officials to come in, they know they'd never testify but they'll have to spend a lot of lawyer money having to deal with it. It's really outrageous, Sean. It's really an abuse of power.

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Am I -- all these people have already -- been asked again and again -- I am saying enough. They should just say no.

GREGG JARRETT: Yeah, it's harassment, absolutely.

HANNITY: Here's what I want to ask you, though. It's presidential harassment. Also, who could afford these lawyers talking to this Congress committee, this congressional committee, this Senate committee, this -- they were all told -- they all cooperated --

JARRETT: Invoke executive privilege, and if you are forced to testify, invoke the Fifth Amendment. If you testify --

HANNITY: They can't stop you if you've testified already --

JARRETT: If you testify -- if you testify that the Earth is round, it's a perjury trap and they'll accuse you of lying.


JARRETT: Don't do it.


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