Fox News Host Sean Hannity is Michael Cohen’s mysterious client



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Comments:

17 Apr 2018 03:41 - +14167
*Cohen had told the court earlier he had at least 10 clients between 2017 and 2018, including the President, and the former GOP fundraiser Elliot Broidy who acknowledged paying $1.6 million to a Playboy model with whom he had an affair.* Sean Hannity's wife just got really interested.
17 Apr 2018 03:30 - +8648
Hannity's constant, escalating attacks on Mueller's investigation make sense, given this revelation. I'm sure his response to this news will be measured and insightful...
17 Apr 2018 03:39 - +7202
If you were writing a TV show and included this as a plot, you'd get slammed for being too unrealistic. This is the type of drama that sustains me.
17 Apr 2018 04:09 - +6950
Fuck sake, spoilers! I'm still on season 1 Comey firing. Not everyone's caught up same as you, we get episodes late over here in Britain. This show is getting ridiculous.
17 Apr 2018 03:43 - +6581
I'm just sitting here trying to imagine what the fuck would be happening if this was Obama and not Trump. This is insane.
17 Apr 2018 03:30 - +6178
What is this, a crossover episode?
17 Apr 2018 03:43 - +4337
Tonight on Fox news: ARE WE POSITIVE HILARY'S LAWYER ISN'T ROSIE O'DONNELL!!?
17 Apr 2018 03:47 - +3455
Are you a well known, wealthy, white man who's committed an infidelity with an adult entertainer? Call the office of M. Cohen, Attorney for Scum. I'll harass any bitch, at any time, for you!
17 Apr 2018 03:35 - +2936
Such a blatant conflict of interest that of course went unmentioned on his tv/radio program. An ethical host would tell their viewers that the lawyer being vehemently defended by said host regarding criminal allegations has also provided legal duties to said host. Of course, Hannity isn't ethical so this doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
17 Apr 2018 05:11 - +2200
Fun fact: In 6 days, it will be the 9 year anniversary of Sean Hannity agreeing to be waterboarded for charity. If he was ever going to make that happen, now is probably a good time.
17 Apr 2018 03:54 - +1985
That leaves you wondering. **Why Hannity?** It's a weird coincidence they have the same lawyer. It's a weirder coincidence yet that this lawyer only has 3 clients. Cohen's other client is [Elliott Broidy, a GOP fundraiser who plead guilty to bribery](https://blogs.wsj.com/privateequity/2009/12/03/just-who-is-elliott-broidy-anyway/). EDIT: /u/balmergrl points out that Cohen [also communicated](http://time.com/5237359/michael-cohen-national-enquirer-dino-sajudin/) with the National Enquirer, the first (and for a long time, only) "newspaper" to actually endorse Trump. But that's it: Trump, Hannity, Broidy, National Enquirer. Weird contact list, right? Perhaps less weird when you consider that it would be improper for Trump and Hannity to directly coordinate. And, if Elliott is involved in any Super PACs, it would be *illegal* for Trump and Elliott to coordinate. But, if they all have the same "fixer" lawyer, they can all talk to him with attorney-client privilege, assuming no judge decides there's probable cause of a criminal conspiracy. BTW, Cohen [may have gone to Eastern Europe to meet with some Russian operatives](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/04/14/michael-cohen-visiting-prague-would-be-a-huge-development-in-the-russia-investigation/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.74472b785f4b), confirming part of a dossier alleging Russian collusion with Trump. So again, here's a list of people with whom Cohen is linked. They are all basically people who aren't supposed to coordinate with each other. * Trump * Fox News * National Inquirer * GOP Fundraiser * Russia, probably The dots are painfully easy to connect. [EDIT: Added National Enquirer to intrigue list]
17 Apr 2018 03:41 - +1632
Hannity confirmed it, no wonder he has been working so hard to discredit the investigation and Muller. I hope Hannity has his own pee tape.
17 Apr 2018 03:35 - +1435
Jesus Christ, you couldn't *write* this.
17 Apr 2018 03:42 - +1212
If you’re not seriously questioning, at least, that FoxNews is Trump propaganda, then you’re purposefully ignoring reason.
17 Apr 2018 03:28 - +449
I'm not even suprised at this point.
17 Apr 2018 03:33 - +446
I mean you literally can't make this shit up
17 Apr 2018 03:55 - +409
Based on my understanding and reading comments, to me this means that a) Hannity and Trump work together often, with Cohen operating in between (not really news, we know the two of them speak regularly) b) From what we know about the cases Cohen typically works, Hannity must have some shady shit going on in the background. Only a matter of time before that comes out? Anything I'm missing? (Edit: this is all speculation, open to all opinions!) Edit: wow getting a lot of unexpected upvotes, can anyone versed in conflict of interest law explain if this violates any rules? If it’s not clear with current info, what would make it problematic?
17 Apr 2018 03:30 - +311
Hannity has [confirmed](https://twitter.com/rebeccaballhaus/status/985955301760397319) it after Cohen's team released the name.
17 Apr 2018 03:38 - +279
Of fucking course he is
17 Apr 2018 03:28 - +269
That secret lasted what......6 hours? Edit: >“The client’s name is Sean Hannity,” replied Todd Harrison, Cohen’s attorney. The room erupted in laughter.
17 Apr 2018 04:34 - +214
For the people who enjoy Sean Hannity, who trust him and watch him, this will only make them like him more. "So he's got great taste in lawyers and only hires the best and brightest? Nothing wrong with that. I will have the same lawyer as Trump once I am rich and powerful too."
17 Apr 2018 03:59 - +181
So Hannity is the "deep state".
17 Apr 2018 04:05 - +164
I guess this explains Hannity's inordinate amount hatred for a decorated Veteran who served valiantly in wars that Hannity stayed home from. I get it now. No more Fox News for me, this is a bridge too far.
17 Apr 2018 03:51 - +85
Fox News host Shepard Smith acknowledged Hannity's connection to Cohen on the air earlier: "We just spoke with his publicist here at Fox News who says that he says they have been friends a long time, he never denied that he was his lawyer, that he did some legal work for him along the way, and that's the extent of that," Smith said.
17 Apr 2018 04:43 - +30
The entirety of the Republican establishment is the most massive fucking dumpster fire I think I'll ever see in my lifetime.
17 Apr 2018 04:35 - +24
Straight Outta a Telenovela, Right?

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