Former HP execs take the Fifth Summary: Three former HP executives, including chief counsel Ann Baskins, took the Fifth Amendment during a hearing on Sept. 28, 2006. The proceedings, therefore, began with a string of non-answers to subcommittee chair Ed Whitefield (R-Ky.). September 28, 2006 -- 18:40 GMT (11:40 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topic: Hewlett-Packard Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.