How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sean Hannity?

Erika Holt
April 19, 2018

The bookmaker opens its new 'Trump betting' market, following this week's NY court disclosure that Hannity was a client of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer who is now under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors.

However, he'll soon became known as both Trump's and conservative radio host Sean Hannity's lawyer.

CNN's Shimon Prokupecz recounted the audience's reaction when Cohen's attorney Stephen Ryan "stood up in the courtroom and basically said 'Sean Hannity'".

Painter, who served under former President George W. Bush, told MSNBC that Cohen acted as a "fixer", and not a lawyer when he paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels not to reveal her alleged affair with Trump. So everyone should just relax, because it's obvious what happened: Sean Hannity f--ed a house.

Hannity said the media should instead focus on the "forgotten men and women" of America, the economy and national security.

But the shock of that third-client revelation paled in comparison to Hannity's shocking denial, soon after, that he and Michael Cohen were ever in an attorney-client relationship.

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Michael Cohen's lawyers had argued that the mystery third client's identity should not be revealed in connection with documents seized from Cohen in a federal raid. "He did some legal work for me'".

But even if an attorney-client relationship between Cohen and Hannity did actually exist, it is the client, not the attorney, who controls the disclosure of communication.

Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was also a guest on Hannity's program. "I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective".

"And to be absolutely clear: They never involved any matter, any-sorry to disappoint so many-matter between me or third parties, or third groups, at all".

Cohen was thrust into the spotlight in January after the Wall Street Journal reported that he'd secretly provided $130,000 in hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 USA presidential election to keep her quiet about an affair she allegedly had with Trump. Shame on him and double shame on Fox News.

Yet at other times, Hannity has been willing to claim the label-on his own terms. One of the reasons we are so incapable as a nation today of thinking straight about major issues is the misinformation some cable TV hosts peddle every night.

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