Michael Cohen reveals 3rd client is Sean Hannity

Michael Cohen reveals 3rd client is Sean Hannity

A special master, however, would be a more palatable solution.

So, it's possible that this Cohen news is moot from an ethical perspective: Hannity is way too compromised to compromise himself further.

The US Attorney's Office has proposed to use a so-called "taint team" to conduct the initial review - lawyers from the office who are not involved in the Cohen investigation - to determine what, if any material, should be shielded from the investigators because it is protected by attorney-client or another privilege.

Trump has also brought in his own lawyers from Spears and Imes to protect his interests as one of Cohen's clients.

He never mentioned anything to his viewers about his own dealings with Cohen.

And that's before even getting to what, exactly, Cohen was doing for Hannity.

Cohen appears to have taken a different position than Trump on how the documents should be handled. He added that Cohen's "life has been turned upside down". With each revelation, though, it's clear that Hannity's programming is driven more by personal ties and loyalties than by whatever principles he may retain at this point.

Hannity, according to Politico, "devoted numerous segments on his primetime program last week to bashing the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on Cohen's hotel and office". On Monday, a little more detail was shed on the still-sealed areas the government is investigating. "We are devoting a large amount of resources to the whole case but, in particular, to our filter team to get this review done very quickly".

McKay told the court on Monday that 10 boxes of documents had been seized, as well as "hard drives, the electronic devices" with a lot more material. And Hannity is now considered one of the president's closest unofficial media advisers.

"The person is publicly prominent and Ryan offered instead to put the name in a sealed envelope for the judge, saying the client has said he'll appeal if Judge Wood orders his name disclosed". The other seven were of a business consulting nature. Cohen arranged secretive payouts to women for two other two clients, Trump and Elliott Broidy, the now-former deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, never represented him.

"I've known Michael a long, long time".

"Everybody's going insane here", Hannity said between radio segments attacking former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. I never received an invoice from Michael.

Mr Trump's attorney says he made the payment just before the 2016 election, but maintains Mr Trump did not know about it. (Hannity said later Monday that he had engaged in only passing legal conversations with Cohen, "which dealt nearly exclusively about real estate.") Still, Cernovich was circumspect regarding the ultimate impact of this latest twist.

Michael Cohen is under criminal investigation for personal business dealings and was ordered to appear in federal court Monday in NY to help answer questions about his law practice.

While his off-air relationships might be just a logical extension of Hannity's on-air cheerleading for Trump, it still came as a surprise, immediately raising questions about both Hannity and Fox.

Cohen previously disclosed that in the course of the past year he had represented three clients.

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