Rachel Maddow 'Struggling Not to Laugh' Over Hannity, Cohen Revelation

18 April, 2018, 03:23 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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The wild legal show continued to play out Monday, at a court hearing in NY before a federal judge who is considering what to do with the material that the FBI seized from Cohen. "I never retained his services, I never received an invoice, I never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees". On the radio earlier in the day, Hannity said "I might have handed him ten bucks" and told Cohen "I definitely want attorney-client privilege on this" at times.

Hannity, who has used his Fox News program to defend the president, tweeted Monday before his show that Cohen "never represented me in any matter" and "assumed" conversations with him would be "confidential".

Hannity continued on Twitter half an hour later in two tweets, writing, "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".

Co-host Mika Brzezinski ripped into Hannity for not disclosing that he was a client of Cohen, saying, "he's lying to his viewers". He added that their discussions "never involved any matter. between me [and] a third party, a third group".

"Which, even for Sean Hannity is pretty shady", Noah said.

"I've just learned in the press that anybody who is Sean Hannity's lawyer is going to be blasted so I think this phone call is over", Toensing said.

"I understand that, and you should've said that", Dershowitz responded.

He was referencing his good friend and former colleague from the "The Daily Show", who was known for his attacks on Fox News and his various feuds with Hannity. Instead, the television host claims he sought his advice for real estate matters.

It was not until the last segment of his show that Hannity really dove into the "wild speculation from the mainstream media" about his connection to Cohen.

But at this point in the chaotic legal mess swirling around Cohen, Trump and now Hannity, another bit of dialogue from that "Breaking Bad" scene in the desert might be worth keeping in mind.

During a court appearance on Monday, it was revealed that Hannity was the third client of Cohen during 2017 to 2018.

His real goal, of course, is to overturn that election by "getting" Trump on something - anything will do - that Congress can treat, and that the public will accept, as impeachable/indictable. I did have occasional, brief conversations with Michael Cohen.

I don't think Hannity should be fired, or even suspended, although the ball is certainly in Fox News' court. At the time, he was married to First Lady Melania Trump.

"The decision by the U.S. Attorney's Office in NY to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary", Ryan said in a statement.

"Now keep in mind, Cohen was never part of the Trump administration, or the Trump campaign", he said then.


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