Hannity shares world view with Trump, and lawyer, too

In his tweet Avenatti was referring to Trump's embattled lawyer Michael Cohen, who is currently under investigation

In his tweet Avenatti was referring to Trump's embattled lawyer Michael Cohen, who is currently under investigation

Cohen says he paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election to keep her from blabbing about having sex with Trump in 2006, shortly after his third wife, Melania, gave birth to their son.

The attorneys previously said in a filing that Cohen had represented three clients in the past year, including Trump and Elliott Broidy, a Republican fundraiser.

Noah also joked about on his about how suspicious it looks that Hannity is connected to Cohen.

Hannity frequently traffics the "deep state" conspiracy theory on his show and on social media, and Internet hucksters quickly picked up the trail, producing a stream of baseless stories that spread, as usual, via disreputable web sites and social media trolls.

"I tell you why they're going nuts", Hannity said of the media.

On Monday, Sean Hannity walked himself right into an awkward comparison.

Hannity's denial is a bit confusing. The exact nature of Cohen's work for Hannity is unclear.

Hannity replied that the relationship was minimal and that he had a right to privacy. The client is Hannity, Cohen's lawyer said.

Under pressure from the judge, Cohen's legal team eventually revealed that Hannity was the third client - drawing gasps and some chuckles in the courtroom. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room on the morning of April 9, a move that Trump called an "attack on our country". And remove Hannity from it. Let's say that once a week, I appear on national cable television.

Executives at FOX News are realing from the news.

While Fox News quickly did their best to defend [VIDEO] Sean Hannity in regards to being a client of Michael Cohen, MSNBC hosts on "Morning Joe" had a different take. "I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees", Hannity said.

Hannity denied any involvement with Cohen, beyond "occasionally" asking for his input in legal discussions. And to be absolutely clear, they never involved any matter, any - sorry to disappoint so many - matter between me, a third party, a third group, at all. Attorney-client privilege no longer means anything.

Hannity drew immediate fire for failing to disclose his relationship with Cohen while bashing the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on his radio and TV shows. Stewart once called Hannity the "most loathsome dude" at Fox News.

"I might have handed him 10 bucks [and said, ] 'I definitely want your attorney-client privilege on this, ' " Hannity said on the radio. "You could have said just that you had asked him for advice or whatever, but I think it would have been much, much better had you disclosed that relationship". "Why do you think the media is going insane on this?"

"Why doesn't @FoxNews have a conflict of interest policy requiring Hannity to disclose his personal interest in the Cohen search when commenting on it?" tweeted Walter Shaub, the former director of the independent Office of Government Ethics.

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