Fox News: Hannity Never Told Us About His “Informal Relationship” With Cohen But He Has Our Full Support

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Over the last few weeks, Fox News has weathered a boycott targeting Laura Ingraham’s advertisers that followed a tweet she sent poking fun at Parkland high school student David Hogg. Now, the network is facing questions about her lead-in, Sean Hannity, who on Monday was revealed to be a client of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

On Tuesday, as Fox News did with Ingraham, the network put out a statement in support of Hannity. “While Fox News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support,” the network said.

Fox News had not commented on the Hannity revelation, despite persistent questions about whether the network was aware of his relationship with Cohen and whether his decision to not disclose it violated any company rules. On Monday, spokespeople for the network pointed to Hannity’s statement and to his comments on his Fox News show.