Sean Hannity repeatedly claims Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe were engaged in “an attempted coup”
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett: “Every time Andrew McCabe opens his mouth, he's getting himself into deeper and deeper criminal jeopardy"
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From the February 19 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Now, Victor Davis Hanson, rightly, promotes this thing as the coup that it, that it was -- and what an attempted coup is. And he writes an article today, it's really well-done, "Autopsy of a Dead Coup." You know, you have people with varying political beliefs, Alan Dershowitz saying yeah, this was an attempted coup.
This was an attempted coup. When you're gonna put a wire on the president, wouldn't you need a warrant to do something like that?
GREGG JARRETT: Well, you absolutely are violating the law by undertaking a secret recording in a national security privileged venue, which is the White House.
But, you know, every time Andrew McCabe opens his mouth, he's getting himself into deeper and deeper criminal jeopardy. Today on NBC, he said he briefed the Gang of Eight on Capitol Hill about opening the counterintelligence investigation into the president, and then he said nobody objected. He has broken the law in his statements today on NBC.
The Gang of Eight is a statutory creation, everything that is said to them, everything that they respond to is classified information, and McCabe has now breached that classification.
HANNITY: Was this an attempted coup? Was this an attempted coup gone bad?
DAVID SCHOEN: It’s an absolute, the initiation of a coup, without any question.