Federal judge denies Trump's bid to review records seized in FBI raid

17 April, 2018, 10:38 | Author: Sheila Harris
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The third person remained unnamed - at least until Judge Wood forced Mr. Cohen's lawyers to identify him as Mr. Hannity before a packed courtroom.

As WND reported, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the office of President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, on April 9.

In fact, Trump and Hannity have benefited from each others' platforms immensely - Hannity lent unwavering support to Trump when other news outlets were critical of him, while Trump's frequent appearances on Hannity's show boosted Hannity to some of the highest ratings in cable news.

Just before 4 p.m., he posted a message on Twitter: "Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter".

Hannity said Monday that he occasionally turned to Cohen when he had legal questions but that he never paid him to be his attorney.

"I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective", Hannity tweeted, adding that those conversations "dealt nearly exclusively about real estate".

Hannity's detractors pounced right away.

"So it has gone from Russian Federation collusion, to a St. Petersburg troll farm, to Stormy Daniels, to Michael Cohen, and now, Sean Hannity?".

There are unconfirmed reports that the work was linked to an advertiser boycott of Hannity's show by the left-wing Media Matters group.

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As Bloomberg and other outlets reported on Monday afternoon, a NY court proceeding has divulged that Hannity himself has been a client of Cohen. "I am an outspoken, compassionate, thoughtful, independent-thinking conservative". "His word can never again be trusted", Connolly said on CNN.

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"Wrote Ben McDonald online, "'Hannity has a lawyer so let's ruin his advertisers' only makes sense to an absolute moron". A network spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the matter on Monday. "I think there's stuff that might be embarrassing". "Their anger is pure astroturf".

Cohen's counsel brought up Hannity's name following an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of Cohen's office and home for documents including those relating to payments to adult film star Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who both claim they had affairs with Trump.

In closing, he said that his newly uncovered connection to the F.B.I. investigation would "in no way" affect his coverage of the probe.

Wood ordered prosecutors to turn over materials seized form the raid to Cohen's attorneys to determine how much is subject to attorney-client privilege. Hannity, he added, was only a plot point in the vast right-wing narrative, if a totally bonkers one: "Yeah, of course that's the logical next step in this insanity".

Michael Cohen, president Donald Trump's personal lawyer, walks on Park Avenue on Wednesday in Manhattan.

Trump has also brought in his own lawyers from Spears and Imes to protect his interests as one of Cohen's clients. I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided with everything, including their phones and computers, taken.

Hannity's explanation included that his "de minimus" discussions with Cohen were nearly exclusively about real estate, and not part of the current dispute.



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