Alan Dershowitz Chides Sean Hannity to His Face Over Michael Cohen Connection

Sean Hannity Donald Trump

Sean Hannity Donald Trump

But Hannity's employer, Fox News, says it fully supports him.

Hannity said "I never retained his services, I never received an invoice". I have said many times on air, I hate the stock market-I prefer real estate.

Case closed, right?! Not so fast.

Cohen's lawyers had worked hard to keep Hannity's identity under wraps.

Michael Cohen's client list is rivaling Jennifer Love Hewitt's Client List when it comes to drama. And he was not about to let the news about his Cohen connection change that.

"Fairness and justice - as well as the appearance of fairness and justice - require that, before they are turned over to the Investigative Team, 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", Hendon wrote. "Judge Kimba Wood was ready to accept the name under seal, when the attorney representing the press stood up and argued successfully against it".

"Sean Hannity has not withheld anything from anybody about anything that he's doing here", he said.

Hannity, who has used his Fox News program to defend the president, tweeted Monday before his show that Cohen "never represented me in any matter" and "assumed" conversations with him would be "confidential".

Colbert described Cohen as a "New York attorney and sad neck with hair", and referred to his client Broidy as "Donald Trump flattened out by a rolling pin".

And Hannity was taking withering criticism for not disclosing his relationship with Cohen to viewers even while using his show to repeatedly and vehemently criticize the federal raid on Cohen's office and home, as The Post's Paul Farhi reported.

On Twitter Sunday, Trump said that all lawyers are now "deflated and concerned" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen, adding that "Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past". "I think the bigger mistake, which hasn't been addressed here, is the failure to disclose". But, the President of the United States was already a client!

On April 9, federal agents raided the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, personal attorney to US president Donald Trump.

Hannity was trying to host one of those segments on Monday night when guest Alan Dershowitz brought up the Cohen predicament. He did, however, admit to asking Cohen "legal questions" for "input and perspective".

At issue in court was a critical yet technical set of legal principles, dealing with the nature of the relationship between lawyers and the people they represent.

"You could have said that you had asked him for advice or whatever, but I think it would have been much, much better had you disclosed that relationship". If you never paid the guy, if you were never officially his client, you are not protected. That doesn't suggest someone who is awash in cash. MSNBC did suspend Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann for political donations they made, so who knows if Hannity will have a similar fate. He's even had Cohen on his show and not once did he mention that he was a client of Cohen's.

It's not the first time Hannity and Trump have shared a lawyer, either. And, if no money was exchanged but the men did have a business relationship, was there some other sort of payback offered by Hannity to Cohen?

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