CBS News reports:
Sean Hannity addressed the revelation of his name in court on Monday, telling listeners on his radio show that Cohen “never represented me in any matter” and that he occasionally sought’s Cohen’s advice on legal matters.
“I never retained him in the traditional sense as retaining a lawyer, I never received an invoice from Michael, I never paid legal fees to Michael, but I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.”
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.”
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 16, 2018
Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 16, 2018
So @seanhannity was never Michael Cohen’s client, but he has a right to attorney–client privilege.
That’s some hot mess they’ve got themselves into here.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) April 16, 2018
Are you serious? I went off-line for an hour, I come back, and Sean Hannity is Michael Cohen’s mystery client. Oh, this telenovela is getting so freaking good!! 🍿🍿🍿
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) April 16, 2018
Sean Hannity, today on being revealed as the third client of Cohen today on his radio show: "I actually think it's pretty funny."
We are all agreed then. 😂
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 16, 2018
Sean Hannity: Asserts he never retained Mr. Cohen, but "may have given him ten bucks" Said the two had "brief conversations." But, but, but…Hannity asked Cohen's lawyer *not* to reveal his name – he did not explain why on FOX
— Carol Costello (@CarolHLN) April 16, 2018
Sean Hannity just explained on his radio show that his conversations with Michael Cohen were privileged because, "I might have handed [Cohen] 10 bucks and said, I definitely want privilege on that."
— Susan Simpson (@TheViewFromLL2) April 16, 2018