Trump lawyer reveals Hannity as client

Trump lawyer reveals Hannity as client

Fox host Sean Hannity just helped the government's case against President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, tremendously.

"I have known Michael a long, long time", he continued.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Courtroom drama peaked Monday at a hearing in lower Manhattan when Michael Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan, reluctantly revealed to Judge Kimba Wood - a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of NY - that Cohen's mystery third client was Hannity, the bombastic, unconditional champion of citizen-turned-candidate-turned-President, Donald Trump.

The last to enter court, she was among the first to leave.

On "The Daily Show", host Trevor Noah said that knowing Hannity has direct ties to Cohen makes it "fun to look back" at past clips from Hannity's show.

Monday's hearing began with an appearance by porn actress Stormy Daniels, who was swarmed by photographers and almost fell as she was hustled into the courthouse, a scene that captured the sensational atmosphere around the case. The woman became pregnant and subsequently had an abortion, Broidy said in a statement last week after The Wall Street Journal first reported Cohen's role. Dershowitz agreed with Hannity that he had the right to not have his identity revealed as Cohen's mystery client, though its "a complex situation when you are speaking to millions of people". She ordered him to say it aloud. "I am an outspoken, compassionate, thoughtful, independent-thinking conservative".

Cohen was in court to ask the judge to limit the ability of federal prosecutors to review documents seized from his offices and home last week as part of a criminal investigation, which stems in part from a probe into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

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Cohen has argued that some of the documents and data seized from him under a warrant are protected by attorney-client privilege or otherwise unconnected to the investigation.

According to court filings, the public integrity section of the US attorney's office in NY has been investigating Cohen for months because of allegations that his private business dealings - including the secret hush-money payments - may have violated federal bank fraud or campaign-finance laws. "You know Sean Hannity is probably on the phone with his wife going, 'Hey honey, its so weird how I used the guy who pays off mistresses to get me out of that parking ticket, ' " the host quipped. Trump also has said that he was unaware of the payment.

The judge said she would decide whether a special master would adjudicate what investigators can access, as requested by Cohen.

"The seized materials relating to the President must be reviewed by the only person who is truly motivated to ensure that the privilege is properly invoked and applied: the privilege-holder himself, the President", Ms Hendon wrote in court papers filed on Sunday.
"Isn't that interesting? That he would need advice from Michael Cohen?". But prosecutors want the documents to be reviewed for attorney-client privilege by a "taint team" of lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team.

The revelation came as a judge is deciding whether to let federal prosecutors sift through materials the FBI seized from the Trump attorney's home.

During the show, Mr. Hannity described the F.B.I. raid, adding, "Now, what that means is Mueller's witch-hunt investigation is now a runaway train that is clearly careening off the tracks". "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!"

"It's a Stormy day", he told reporters before going inside. That will open up an argument that Cohen wasn't acting as a lawyer when he paid the money.

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