POLITICS 04/16/2018 04:40 pm ET Updated 9 hours ago The Fox News host never disclosed his conflict of interest when covering the raid. By Amanda Terkel 9.4k 58 Sean Hannity was livid the day that the FBI raided the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer. He said it showed that special counsel Robert Mueller was “out to get the president,” and he blasted the media for giving the raid so much coverage. “The media, while they are obsessing over Michael Cohen ― yeah, there are really important stories to bring to you,” Hannity said on his Fox News show. But what he never revealed is why he doesn’t want the media to pay attention to the story: because he is one of Cohen’s clients. Cohen has done legal work for just three clients since leaving his position last year as counsel for Trump’s private company. It was previously reported that the … [Read more...] about Sean Hannity Was Apoplectic Over The FBI Raid Of Michael Cohen. Now We Know Why.
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POLITICS 04/16/2018 10:30 pm ET "It was such a minor relationship," Hannity said. By Nick Visser 5.8k 140 Fox News host Sean Hannity tried to minimize his link to President Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen on Monday, saying he has a “right to privacy” and that the relationship was “minor” and “nothing political.” “Predictably, without knowing all or frankly any of the facts, the media went completely insane,” Hannity said in the last few minutes of his program, echoing tweets from earlier Monday. “Let me set the record straight: Michael Cohen never represented me in any legal matter, I never retained his services. ... They never involved any matter ― any matter ― between me, a third party, a third group at all. My questions almost exclusively focused on real estate.” “In response to all the wild speculation, I want to set the record straight.” Earlier in … [Read more...] about Sean Hannity Defends Withholding Link To Trump’s Attorney: ‘I Have A Right To Privacy’
POLITICS 04/16/2018 05:22 pm ET It was sort of awkward when the big news story on Monday was Smith's colleague. By David Moye 3.4k When Fox News anchor Shepard Smith reported that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has also represented his colleague Sean Hannity, he briefly alluded to the awkwardness of Monday’s big news story. “Of course, for us, the elephant in the room at the moment is that Sean Hannity is said to have, according to court documents, been a third client of Michael Cohen,” Smith said. Hannity was furious over last week’s news that the FBI had raided Cohen’s office and hotel room as part of an investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations. He did not disclose at the time that he’d had his own legal dealings with Cohen. Smith read Hannity’s statement to The Wall Street Journal on Monday acknowledging that he and … [Read more...] about Shep Smith Calls Sean Hannity ‘The Elephant In The Room’ For Reported Michael Cohen Ties
POLITICS 04/16/2018 02:56 pm ET Updated 11 hours ago Trump's personal lawyer has represented the Fox News host, according to Cohen's lawyers. By Hayley Miller and Antonia Blumberg 45k 380 Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has also represented Fox News’ Sean Hannity, a court hearing revealed Monday. Cohen’s lawyers exposed the identity of Cohen’s previously unnamed client in a courtroom in New York after a federal judge ordered them to do so. Michael Cohen's previously unnamed third client is SEAN HANNITY.— erica orden (@eorden) April 16, 2018 Cohen appeared in court Monday as part of a federal investigation into his business and financial dealings. The FBI raided his office last week, reportedly seizing documents related to payments he made to adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, and another woman Trump has been accused of having a sexual relationship with in … [Read more...] about Identity Of Michael Cohen’s ‘Mystery’ Client Revealed As Sean Hannity
POLITICS 04/17/2018 02:41 pm ET Updated 21 hours ago The conservative news outlet said it was “unaware" of the TV host's "informal relationship" with Cohen until Monday. By Hayley Miller 3.9k 100 Fox News is standing by Sean Hannity after it was revealed Monday that he was once represented by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Cohen’s own counsel identified Hannity as one of Cohen’s clients during a court hearing Monday, after a judge rejected his request to withhold Hannity’s name. “While FOX News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support,” a spokeswoman for Fox News told HuffPost in a statement Tuesday. Cohen was in court Monday to request that a federal judge limit prosecutors’ access to documents seized … [Read more...] about Fox News: Sean Hannity Has ‘Our Full Support’ Following Michael Cohen Reveal