Sean Hannity

Fox News host Sean Hannity has responded to the news that he was revealed as Michael Cohen’s mystery third client.
He said he “never retained” Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, “in the traditional sense.”

Fox News host Sean Hannity responded to the bombshell news that he was lawyer Michael Cohen’s mystery third client during his Monday radio show, insisting he “never retained him in the traditional sense.”

“Michael never represented me in any matter,” Hannity said of President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer. “I never retained him in the traditional sense. I never received an invoice from Michael. I never paid legal fees to Michael.”

But Hannity added that he asked Cohen “brief” legal questions.

Hannity also said he may have handed Cohen $10 and said, “I want privilege to cover me about this conversation.”

Hannity said none of the conversations he had with Cohen, which he “assumed” were confidential, involved “any matter between me and a third-party.”

His response came after a federal judge ordered the release of his name. Earlier in the day, Cohen’s attorneys argued that the third client’s name should remain anonymous. The attorneys said in the filing that Cohen represented three clients in the past year: Trump; Elliot Broidy, the Republican fundraiser for whom Cohen helped facilitate a $1.6 million payment to a Playboy playmate; and a third person, who was revealed as Hannity.

In their letter to US District Judge Kimba M. Wood, Cohen’s attorneys Todd Harrison and Stephen Ryan wrote that the third client did not allow them to reveal the fact that they utilized Cohen’s services.

“Of the three legal clients, Donald J. Trump and Elliot Broidy have allowed us to reveal the fact that they are legal clients,” Harrison and Ryan wrote. “The other legal client indicated that they did not authorize their name to …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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