On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter and others reported that Michael Cohen’s “mysterious” third client turns out to be Fox News’ own Sean Hannity. The revelation prompted the liberal smear and hate machine to explode.
According to THR:
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen was reluctant to name one of his other clients during a Monday hearing — but, after pressure from a New York federal judge, it was revealed that mystery client is Fox News host Sean Hannity.
After his office was raided by the FBI on April 9, Cohen was ordered to appear in court before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood to rule on his request that his own attorneys review seized documents and records — before government investigators do — to assess whether his attorney-client privilege would be implicated.
Hannity said on his daily radio program that he has had “brief discussions” with Cohen about legal issues in which he sough his “input and perspective on.” But, he added: “Michael never represented me in any matter. I never retained him in the traditional sense of retaining a lawyer. I never received an invoice from Michael.”
“I never paid legal fees,” he added.
He further added that he thought those discussions would be private. But these days it seems that lawyer-client privilege no longer exists along with anything resembling the truth.
Sean Hannity doxed by Liberal Judge https://t.co/vultn1jRY6
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) April 16, 2018
Hannity confirms pic.twitter.com/fGTmQhBpWI
— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) April 16, 2018
"Oh the Sean Hannity!" pic.twitter.com/wBdehHhqWQ
— Adam D'Arpino (@AdamDArpino) April 16, 2018
Have a great day @jimmykimmel Bwahahahahahahah ????????????????????"Sean Hannity"
— Diane (@flawdanative) April 16, 2018
One person opined:
This is going to break the internet! I'm calling it now.
— JA in Texas (@joanneintexas) April 16, 2018
Of course, the Soros-funded Media Matters jumped on the news as though it was a major revelation, claiming that Hannity actually employed Cohen:
On his show last Monday, for example, Hannity devoted his opening monologue (and much of the rest of the show) to arguing that the Cohen raid points to an “all-hands-on-deck effort to totally malign and, if possible, impeach the president of the United States” and the declaration of “a legal war on the president.” The next night, he said the raid was “an unprecedented abuse of power.”
Cohen is at least the third lawyer tied to Trump whom Hannity has recently employed. In April last year, after a far-right troll suggested that the CIA had targeted Hannity for surveillance, Hannity claimed that he had hired lawyers Jay Sekulow and Joseph diGenova to investigate and pursue a civil action. Trump would later hire Sekulow as a personal lawyer with regard to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. In March, Sekulow announced that diGenova had been added to that team, only to state a few days later that “conflicts prevent” that from occuring.
Cohen’s other known client was GOP financier Elliott Broidy, THR said.
Exit questions: How long before Media Matters demands Fox News fire Hannity? And what does this have anything to do with alleged collusion between Trump and Russia?
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