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Hannity Contradicts Trump Over His Planned 'Election Fraud' Press Conference

After Donald Trump announced a press conference to present an 'irrefutable report' about election fraud in Georgia, Hannity advised against it on his radio show.

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Fox News personality Sean Hannity suggested that former President Donald Trump might face convictions in some of the upcoming trials that await him and advised he should "be quiet" instead of releasing an "irrefutable report" to counter charges he now faces in Georgia for attempting to overturn the 2020 election result.

Hannity's remarks came after Trump detailed his plans to present a "large, complex, detailed, but irrefutable" report during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey next Monday asserting that the report's results would lead to charges being dropped against him and others, leading to a "complete exoneration."

Hannity echoed the sentiments of many conservatives who believe that trial venues in Democratic-leaning areas such as Fulton County, Georgia, New York City, and Washington, D.C., might tilt verdicts against Trump. He referenced former Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz's opinion, acknowledging that convictions are a possibility.

In light of that, he advised the ex-President to "stay quiet."

You can hear what Hannity said in the audio below.

He said:

"I think he's threatening to come out with a rebuttal against these charges that he believes would be an exoneration.

"I think it personally from a legal standpoint and a political standpoint, a bad strategy."

"And I think that at this point now having been indicted, it's better off to be quiet and not talk about these things, that's my personal view."

Hannity was not the only one warning Trump against doing this press conference.

Even his old lawyer Ty Cobb predicted this so-called "report" would be used against him in court.

Although not everyone thought that would be a bad thing.

And it appears even Trump's own advisors are urging him against such a stunt.

Which led to much mockery.

Trump has until August 25th to turn himself in to Georgia authorities.

Charges in the 41-count indictment extend to several of Trump's notable advisors, among them Rudy Giuliani, his former personal attorney, and Mark Meadows, who held the position of White House chief of staff during the election period.

All 19 individuals facing charges encompass a diverse spectrum, including a former senior official from the Justice Department, the former chairperson of the Georgia Republican Party, and legal professionals affiliated with the "elite strike force team" that amplified Mr. Trump's allegations.

The charges against them are rooted in the state's racketeering statute, initially intended to dismantle organized crime entities.