What is this whole buzz about Sean Hannity and his connection Michael Cohen? It’s really more of a fall from grace, with a sweet irony of Fox News’ supposed “fair and balanced” reporting.
Michael Cohen is the infamous lawyer of Donald Trump, known for paying hush-money to the porn star Stormy Daniels on his behalf to keep the affair private. Cohen also represented another big player in court and once again performed his signature move: paying hush money to a play mate to, you guessed it, keep the affair private. The second client was recently exposed as none other than the Deputy Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Elliott Broidy. Broidy agreed to pay a whopping $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who became pregnant during the affair — so much for those Republican values of “religion” and “family.”
But, the drama at the White House does not end here; in fact, Cohen has a mystery third client. After the FBI raided the Cohen’s home and office, two of his three clients were named: Trump and Broidy. However, the judge was not having it, ordering Cohen to make it public, to which he obliged. The third name on Cohen’s naughty list, if you haven’t guessed it already, was revealed to be Sean Hannity, Fox News talk show host.
Following the ousting, Sean Hannity went on air to clear few things, saying “I never retained his services, I never received an invoice, I never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees.” However, he went on to say, “I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen — he’s a great attorney — about legal questions I had, or I was looking for input and perspective.”
Hannity added that his discussion with Cohen “never rose to any level that I needed to tell anyone,” and that none of his interactions with Cohen involved a third party.
“My questions exclusively almost focused on real estate,” Hannity concluded. “I said many times on my radio show, ‘I hate the stock market, I prefer real estate.’ Michael knows real estate.”
And, as if matters could not get worse, Trump requested the federal judge to allow him and Cohen to review the documents found by the FBI before the criminal investigation. The FBI have also confiscated audio recordings during the raid. It appears that Cohen’s skills as a “great attorney” prevented him from informing Trump that you can’t review evidence in a case about you – someone needs a new lawyer.