Michael Cohen's Documents Reveal Sean Hannity Is A Potato
- Author: Carlos Nash Apr 18, 2018,
Apr 18, 2018, 0:19
The disclosure came Monday during a hearing in a federal court in NY where lawyers for Cohen and Trump asked a judge for permission to review documents and records FBI agents seized from Cohen's office, home and hotel room last week as part of their investigation of Cohen's finances.
On Hannity's primetime show on Fox News, Dershowitz told the host he should have disclosed his relationship with Cohen during his frequent discussions about Cohen in recent weeks.
Said Maddow, after building her story: "In court today we got the name of Cohen's third client made public and honestly, don't even ask me to tell you what it means..."
Dershowitz said "you had the right, by the way, not to have your identity be revealed", and Hannity agreed: "I have the right to privacy".
Showing clips from Hannity's show last week, in which the host addressed the raid of Cohen's office, Noah noted, "It looks less like a news show and more like a guy who's really stressed giving himself a pep talk".
"It never, ever involved a matter between me and any third party", Hannity said.
"But, you know, it's a complex situation when you're speaking to millions of people..."More news: California Deploys National Guard; Troops Already At Texas, Arizona Borders
Hannity did fail in not telling his viewers he had some kind of relationship with Cohen.
Just before 4 p.m., he posted a message on Twitter: "Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter". "Let me set record straight: Michael Cohen never represented me in any legal matter". "Isn't that interesting? That he would need advice from Michael Cohen?".
Then on Monday, the news broke that Hannity was named in court as one of Cohen's clients, along with President donaldTrump. After Kimmel joked on his show about first lady Melania Trump's accent, Hannity called Kimmel a "despicable disgrace".
Over several segments that followed, the network attacked Hannity for working with Cohen, for not disclosing this to his viewers, and for calling his show "news".
Hannity talked about the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of Cohen's home and law offices repeatedly.
Cohen has said he paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in late 2016 in exchange for her agreement not to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
He also said he had never received an invoice or paid legal fees for the lawyer's services.
Predictably, Kimmel's fellow late-night liberal Stephen Colbert waded into the fray, toasting the revelation that Hannity was Cohen's client with a glass of wine. And, if no money was exchanged but the men did have a business relationship, was there some other sort of payback offered by Hannity to Cohen?