If you thought Sean Hannity was biased before, holy shit do we have news for you.
In case you somehow hadn’t heard, Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer Michael Cohen is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney in New York.
Trump is doing everything he can to keep prosecutors from seeing the mountain of evidence seized in FBI raids on Cohen — including telling people to tune in to Fox News to watch Hannity call the FBI a “crime family”:
But Hannity didn’t come to this conclusion based on any actual evidence or legal reasoning. No, it turns out that’s his lawyer he’s talking about!
See, Cohen is trying to claim everything taken in the raids is protected by attorney-client privilege; prosecutors cite Cohen telling people his only client was Trump — for whom he acts not as a lawyer but as a “fixer.”
Cohen responded that he has 10 clients, though he’d only name Trump and Elliot Broidy (the RNC deputy national finance chairman who was recently revealed last week to have used Cohen to negotiate a $ 1.6 million hush money payment to a Playboy model who got an abortion after he impregnating her — yeah, that’s a whole other scandal).
Judge Kimba Wood called Cohen’s bluff, ordering him to reveal a client whose name was not already reported in public.
Cohen said Sean Hannity.
That means this piece of shit has been going on TV defending Cohen and attacking the FBI without ever disclosing to his viewers that he had a HUGE conflict of interest!
Have you noticed how occasionally when you’re watching the news, they’ll mention when they share a parent company with someone they’re reporting on? That’s a legal disclaimer which gives viewers all the information, so they can take into account how much they trust what they’re hearing.
Hannity has NEVER revealed this connection to Cohen and Trump.
So obviously Hannity responded with a huge apology and a promise to stop covering these matters on his show, as well as those involving Trump who he advises part-time and… Ha! We’re just kidding. He tried to weasel his way out of it!
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
But Cohen said Hannity was a client. He said it in court. Which means either Hannity is lying or Cohen committed perjury.
Our money is on Hannity, who when speaking without the benefit of a delete button said on his radio show:
“I might have handed him 10 bucks, I definitely wanted attorney-client privilege on this, something like that.”
Hilariously, if he sticks with the position that he never retained him, there is no attorney-client privilege. If he did retain him, Fox News has a huge conflict of interest on their hands.
The network’s position seems to be Cohen is def Hannity’s lawyer; Shep Smith said on the air after the news broke:
“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.”
What do YOU think?
[Image via Fox News.]