You know that mystery client that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen fought tooth and nail to keep secret? Well, that person’s identity has just been revealed.
Cohen says that he had only one client between 2007 and 2017 and that from 2017 to 2018 he had ten clients, only three of whom were legal clients — Donald J. Trump, Elliot Brody (a GOP fundraiser for whom Cohen paid off a Playboy playmate ), and a third mystery client Cohen refused to name (despite a judge’s order that he do so).
Cohen says that he refused to name the client because he “directed Cohen not to reveal the identity publicly.” Comey’s lawyer handed the judge the name of the third client in a sealed envelope, but the judge ordered Cohen to disclose the name.
“I understand he doesn’t want his name out there, but that isn’t the law,” Judge Wood said. We’ll just let Yahoo News correspondent Hunter Walker tell you who it is:
There were audible gasps and one shout of “holy shit” when Hannity’s name was revealed on the courtroom. I ran outside. I’ve emailed Hannity and he has yet to respond.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) April 16, 2018
Yed, “Hannity” means “Sean Hannity” — as in the guy who has been advocating for Cohen and the Trump attorney’s other client on his show every single fucking day. He’s also been sending out tweets like this one:
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 12, 2018
It looks pretty bad that someone from a “news” network claiming to be the most trusted spends so much time defending his personal lawyer who is under criminal investigation for actions he took to protect another client.
“We have been friends a long time. I have sought legal advice from Michael,” Hannity told Rebecca Ballhaus of the Wall Street Journal. He has not disclosed this information to his loyal audience on Fox News, however.
This whole “Cohen” thing keeps getting more and more interesting. Could we next see Hannity under investigation?
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