Sean Hannity responds after being named as Michael Cohen's mystery client

Sean Hannity responds after being named as Michael Cohen's mystery client
Sean Hannity responds after being named as Michael Cohen's mystery client
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17 April, 2018

And Dershowitz appeared unwilling to let the matter slide without comment, telling Hannity he should have made it clear he was a client of Cohen. A few of them raced from the courtroom. I prefer real estate.

The last to enter court, she was among the first to leave.

Earlier in the day, Cohen's team of lawyers tried unsuccessfully to protect the identity of a "mystery" client, who turned out to be Hannity.

Trump's lawyers responded that it was "unreasonable" to expect federal prosecutors to protect the president's rights - thus disputing the Justice Department's position.

In court filings, the government has argued that the evidence taken from Cohen can be reviewed by a walled-off "taint team" of prosecutors who can judge which documents are relevant to the criminal investigation and which are not and should be kept confidential.

Cohen has said he paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in late 2016 in exchange for her agreement not to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

Hannity's name emerged after the judge pressed Cohen to divulge the names of the clients he's worked with since the 2016 election, whose privileged communications might be contained within his files.

But prosecutors want the documents to be reviewed for attorney-client privilege by a "taint team" of lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team.

Showing clips from Hannity's show last week, in which the host addressed the raid of Cohen's office, Noah noted, "It looks less like a news show and more like a guy who's really stressed giving himself a pep talk".

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Michael "The Fixer" Cohen specializes in paying hush money to women who have sex with his clients when they should not have had sex with his clients. "Michael knows real estate", said Hannity.

In response to some wild speculation, let me make clear that I did not ask Michael Cohen to bring this proceeding on my behalf, I have no personal interest in this proceeding, and, in fact, asked that my de minimis discussions with Michael Cohen, which dealt nearly exclusively about real estate, not be made a part of this proceeding. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.

Here's the truth. Michael Cohen never represented me in any legal matter.

"My attorney and I are committed that everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened, and I will not rest until that happens", she said.

But she added that "a special master might have some role here", to ensure the perception of fairness. The payment, to be made in installments over two years, was meant to keep her silent about their relationship.

Number Two client is Elliott Broidy, former deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.

But having a personal connection to the story could strike a blow to his credibility, especially his attempts to cast the FBI's pursuit of Mr Cohen as unjust.

"They said investigators seized more than a dozen electronic devices and other items including documents and data unrelated to the probable cause upon which the search warrants were based". However, the value of those assets has plummeted in recent years, in part because of ride-hailing services.

Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, arrives at federal court Monday in NY.


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