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Michael Cohen's Sean Hannity Reveal Sends the Right into Hysterics

17 April 2018, 10:41 | Bernice Figueroa

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NY — A legal fight over what should happen to records the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized from President Donald Trumps personal attorney, Michael Cohen, took a surprise twist Monday Cohen was forced to reveal in court that he had also secretly done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Trump's attorney Joanna Hendon said she and her client object to the appointment of a special master to review for privileged documents, arguing, "We don't think a special master will adequately protect the privilege of the President".

The New York lawyer, who prosecutors say has been under criminal investigation for months, argued that he should be allowed to review the seized documents to see if any qualify under attorney-client confidentiality privilege relating to three clients. Cohen represented Trump in offering hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, and Hannity has called CNN's president a "porn king" for the network's coverage of the Stormy Daniels scandal. The president, of course, is one of them.

On hand in Manhattan federal court for the arguments was a spectator much in the news: Stormy Daniels, the pornographic video actress who claims to have had a consensual affair with Trump.

At most news organizations, Sean Hannity would face disciplinary action for having concealed a glaring conflict of interest from his viewers.

Fox News host Shepard Smith acknowledged Hannity's connection to Cohen on the air Monday.

Hannity said his discussions with Cohen "dealt nearly exclusively about real estate".

Cohen is one kind of Trump protector, Hannity is another kind. Hannity released a statement afterwards, saying that he sought legal advice from Cohen but insisted he never represented him in any matter and there was never a financial transaction between the two men. I never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees.

"Jon Stewart, after the show I'm going to come over and we're just going to spoon", Colbert said, referring to his old "Daily Show" boss.


But a letter to the court, Cohen's lawyers painted a very different version of events.

"John Stewart: After the show I'm going to come over, and we're just going to spoon!"

Hannity, according to Politico, "devoted numerous segments on his primetime program last week to bashing the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on Cohen's hotel and office".

Last week, it was revealed that Cohen had helped Broidy negotiate a $1.6 million settlement with a former Playboy model who got pregnant after they had an affair. Cohens lawyers did not detail the type of legal work he did for Hannity. But the third client Cohen had provided legal services to over the past year had remained a mystery until Monday's hearing when a judge forced him to reveal the person's identity.

Cohen's lawyers argued that the evidence should be protected by attorney-client privilege.

Hannity critics on Twitter noted that he has covered Cohen on his show before without disclosing any ties to Cohen.

"I have known Michael a long, long time", he continued.

Monday's hearing in NY began with an appearance by porn actress Stormy Daniels, who was swarmed by photographers and almost fell as she was hustled into the courthouse, a scene that captured the sensational atmosphere around the case. He told a Wall Street Journal reporter that he and Cohen "have been friends for a long time".



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