Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed as Trump lawyer's client

Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed as Trump lawyer's client”

"This is insane, Cohen only has two other clients and all he does for them is pay off mistresses, which raises the obvious question: who did Sean Hannity have sex with?"

Framed by a portrait of Robert Mueller with the words "Mueller off the rails" behind him, the top-rated U.S. cable news star raved on air about the Russian Federation probe consuming President Donald Trump.

In a statement, Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Cohen, said that the bureau had "seized the privileged communications" between Cohen and his clients. I never received an invoice. I never retained his services. Colbert asked. "I'm going to with the first one, because I know Sean Hannity, and delivering factual information is not his strong suit". And to be absolutely clear: "They never involved any matter, any-sorry to disappoint so many-matter between me or third parties, or third groups, at all".

Attorneys for Trump and Cohen had said thousands or millions of Cohen's files were protected because of attorney-client privilege, arguing that the documents could have included files on Cohen's hundreds of clients between 1996 and 2006. While money is generally not a requirement for invoking that privilege, the notion persists in popular culture and has been used as a plot device on numerous TV programs, including "Breaking Bad".

"It was minimal", Hannity responded.

Lawyers for Michael Cohen argued in court on Monday that they could not identify Hannity because he asked that his name not be disclosed in connection with an Federal Bureau of Investigation seizure of Cohen's files.

"You should have said that", Dershowitz countered.

Noah criticized Hannity for not disclosing that he was Cohen's client, despite reporting on him many times on his show.

That prompted a loud gasp in the crowded courtroom given Hannity's close ties to Trump - and because he had not disclosed his association with Cohen in multiple on-air commentaries about the case, even when Cohen appeared as his guest.

"They're going to take that inch and take a mile and slow down this ongoing criminal investigation, because it's in Mr. Cohen's interest to do so", he said. She said the government should put the documents in a searchable database to help with the review, and prosecutors said they expected they could determine by midweek how rapidly they can accomplish that.

"Hannity's producers are working to contact him", Smith said. "It nearly goes without saying, unfortunately, that none of Mr. Cohen's clients want to be associated with the government raid on his home and law office, or want to be affiliated in any way with the proceedings here and the attendant media coverage", Cohen's lawyers, Todd Harrison and Stephen Ryan, wrote. "I think Sean Hannity misled his audience and he should apologize to his viewers". He gave $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, the porn actress, and she attended the court hearing Monday, listening to the arguments without expression.

Hannity, who said on his radio show on Monday that he's occasionally had "brief discussions" with Cohen about legal issues that he wanted "his input and perspective on", was revealed as Cohen's mysterious third client after a federal raid of the lawyer's office last week made headlines. I prefer real estate.

Daniels told reporters after the court session that she showed up to make sure that the seized records are not destroyed.

But she added that "a special master might have some role here", to ensure the perception of fairness.

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