"Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter", Hannity said in an e-mailed statement provided to Reuters. The liberal (in the classic sense) constitutional scholar has made waves in the past for going against his own Democrat Party to defend President Trump and railed against the against the Cohen raid. "You could have said that you had asked him for advice or whatever, but I think it would have been much, much better had you disclosed that relationship".
I wonder if Williams freelanced it or if he got the green light from management, which must be highly annoyed by Hannity's cameo in the news today - assuming he didn't disclose it to them privately before.
The mystery was solved when Kimba M. Wood, a judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered that Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan, disclose the name of the client in question, who turned out to be Hannity, The New York Times reported.
Cohen's previous work included arranging a $130,000 payment to prevent porn star Stormy Daniels from talking publicly about her alleged affair with Trump.
Cohen is "radioactive", said Michael Avenatti, Clifford's lawyer. He bent over backwards to deny the relationship, claiming nothing more than a few harmless chit-chats over real estate.
Kimmel slammed Hannity's claim that his legal discussions with Cohen never involved a third party.
On the trip south, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to put distance between Trump and Cohen, saying: "I believe they've still got some ongoing things, but the president has a large number of attorneys, as you know".More news: BREAKING POLICE IDENTIFY MURDER SUSPECT: in BU Fatal Stabbing
Lawyers for Cohen and Trump want to be allowed to decide which items seized from his home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege before criminal prosecutors see them.
So while it's clear that a conflict of interest exists, we are still not sure if Fox News will listen to critics and give Hannity the boot.
"I assumed those conversations were confidential", he said.
On his radio program, Hannity said his conversations with Cohen "dealt nearly exclusively about real estate".
Hannity seemed eager Monday to dismiss what he said was "wild speculation" that the legal matters he discussed with Cohen might be similar to the kinds of deals involving Trump and Broidy. What do you think about this? I never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees. And Hannity's viewers are not typical news viewers - people who watch nearly any other show would likely feel lied to when they learned something like this had not been disclosed to them, but Hannity's want him to have this kind of relationship with Trumpworld.
Many in the White House view the aftershocks of the Cohen raid as potentially more threatening than Mueller's Russian Federation probe, fearful of what skeletons may be in the lawyer's closets, according to five officials and outside allies who all spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
But she also said that to help ensure fairness and the perception of fairness, "a special master might have some role here". That team, they said, could provide the documents to Trump and other Cohen clients for their own review. "You could have said that you had asked him for advice or whatever". While in court, she smiled several times as she observed the proceedings from a folding chair near the back of the room.