Sean Hannity Dismisses Relevance of Relationship with Michael Cohen

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Instead, Hannity said he "occasionally had brief discussions about legal questions" with the attorney.

"Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter".

He said the two men chatted occasionally, and his questions "focused nearly exclusively" on real estate.

Case closed, right?! Not so fast.

Fox News would not comment on Hannity's ties to Cohen, or his failure to disclose their relationship to his millions of viewers.

"So, Hannity released a statement today, wanting to clarify his arrangement with Cohen". In her motion, the lawyer, Joanna C. Hendon, asked Judge Wood to give the documents to Mr. Cohen first so that she and the president can look at them and decide if any are protected by attorney-client privilege.

"It seems that there's no limit at all into the fishing expedition that Mueller is now engaged in", Hannity said. Cohen's lawyers did not want to publicly reveal that Hannity was a client, but Wood said that "I understand he doesn't want his name out there, but that's not enough under the law".

Prosecutors have asked that the seized documents be reviewed to identify those covered by attorney-client privilege by a "filter team" of lawyers within their office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team.

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"Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter".

"This is now officially an all-hands-on-deck effort to totally malign and, if possible, impeach the president of the United States", the host added.

Rachel Maddow prefaced her show by saying "this is going to be sort of an interesting show tonight", referring to Michael Cohen's disclosure that Sean Hannity was his third, previously undisclosed client.

"I have a right to privacy", Hannity said in response.

For example,, an unreliable site now being sued for defamation after accusing an innocent person of being the suspect accused of killing a counter-protester at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in August 2017, published a story with the extraordinarily misleading headline, "BREAKING: Sean Hannity Responds After Deep State Alleges He Was Michael Cohen's 3rd Client".

It is unusual but not unprecedented for criminal investigators to seize documents from a lawyer, and there is a policy in place created to shield information covered by attorney-client privilege. Every third appearance I find a way to work in the fact that Potbelly makes a really delicious sandwich. "Go home 2018. You're drunk". He said that he might have paid Cohen a small fee, after all, and said he did not merely assume that their conversations were privileged but rather sought assurances.

Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to the porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election to ensure her silence about an alleged affair she says she had with Trump in 2006. That doesn't suggest someone who is awash in cash. MSNBC did suspend Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann for political donations they made, so who knows if Hannity will have a similar fate. I never retained his services. Was the legal work - and real estate advice - so minor that Cohen wouldn't accept money for it? The government argued that since Cohen doesn't have "a lot" of clients there should be no privilege. Was Fox News aware of the secret that Hannity and his lawyer desperately wanted to keep under wraps?