Trump Attorney Michael Cohen’s Secret 3rd Client: Fox News Host Sean Hannity

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen’s Secret 3rd Client: Fox News Host Sean Hannity
April 17, 2018 Elijah James Logan

Updated at 5:54 p.m. EDT Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen also has been representing Fox News host Sean Hannity, it emerged in federal court on Monday. Federal judge Kimba Wood ordered an attorney for Cohen to reveal the identity of a client that Cohen’s team had withheld in earlier court documents as part of a dispute over evidence seized by the FBI from Cohen’s home and office earlier this month. Cohen and Trump wanted Wood either to permit them to review the material before prosecutors got to see it or to appoint an independent “special master.” The judge said she could not decide about how seriously to treat Cohen’s and Trump’s claims about attorney-client privilege unless she knew what clients Cohen has been representing. So an attorney for Cohen — who had asked whether he could submit the name to the judge in a sealed envelope, or to the “special master” — had no choice but to reveal it in open court. Cohen’s attorney had previously identified two other clients:

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