President Trump's personal lawyer also represented Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity Michael Cohen mystery client

Sean Hannity Michael Cohen mystery client

On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, revealed his third mystery client in court: none other than Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Hannity said he assumed the conversations between himself and Cohen were "attorney-client confidential" but made clear on his show "not one of any issue I ever dealt with Michael Cohen on ever involved a matter between me and any third party". I never paid legal fees to Michael.

And it turns out, that client is none other than Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Cohen's lawyers had publicly identified Trump and Broidy as clients, but only revealed Hannity's name after the judge ordered them to.

The hearing in a New York City courtroom stems from a surprise raid this month on Cohen's home and office. Reports at the time said the raid was personally approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Cohen paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement, which she says was meant to silence her about an affair she had with Trump.

Federal prosecutors in NY want a special "taint team" of government lawyers to begin reviewing files seized from Cohen during FBI raids last week, so they can decide which are protected by attorney-client privilege and which may be used to prosecute Cohen.


Cohen only had three clients for whom Cohen's work involved direct legal advice or dispute resolution. Separately, former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who has also said she had an affair with Trump, received $150,000 from the parent company of the National Enquirer.

McKay, the federal prosecutor, said in a court motion arguing against this that Cohen's request was "unprecedented and is not supported by case law".

Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter.

Prosecutors suggested in their filing that while Cohen "holds himself out as a practicing attorney", he is actually exaggerating the extent of his work in an attempt to cast a wide net of attorney-client privilege over the records seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Trump denies any sexual relationship with Daniels.

Prosecutors with the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan said they have a "filter team" of lawyers separate from those involved in the investigation in place to review the documents for any communications between Cohen and his clients.

The hearing ended on Monday with no ruling on who gets to filter the seized documents.

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