In a bombshell revelation from Michael Cohen’s court hearings today, the world now knows that Trump isn’t the only white misogynist represented by the embattled attorney.
The news unfolded this morning as Todd Harrison, Cohen’s lawyer, argued that the Trump team should be able to review all documents seized by the FBI in last Monday’s raid of Cohen’s affairs before the FBI is able to go through the dockets themselves.
Harrison’s primary argument for the preview was the concern for the identity of a third “publicly prominent individual” whom Cohen represents in addition to Trump. Harrison initially refused to share the name, but probing from presiding Judge Wood ultimately lead to the dramatic reveal.
We now know that the third client was none other than Fox News’ Sean Hannity, though Hannity himself seems a bit surprised by the revelations.
Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 16, 2018
In a tweet posted shortly after Harrison dropped his name, Hannity dug his heels into the ground and denied any involvement with Cohen:
“Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his intended input and perspective.”
Of course, the reality of their relationship is hardly up for debate considering that Harrison’s only reason for releasing his name was an attempt to protect Hannity.
Fox News has had a rough few weeks, from Laura Ingraham losing so many advertisers her show is basically ad free to this obvious conflict-of-interest between one of Trump’s most ardent supporters and his private attorney facing charges from the FBI.
Today’s tweet will certainly come back to haunt him as more details emerge, but until then, the world may relish in this slow, glorious implosion of Fox News.