Sean Hannity reiterated tonight on his Fox News show of which Michael Cohen never represented him in legal matters.
“I never retained his services,” he said. “I never received an invoice. I never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees. I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen. He will be a great attorney about legal questions I had, or I was looking for input along with perspective.”
He continued: “My discussions with Michael Cohen never rose to any level of which I needed to tell anyone of which I was asking him questions. To be absolutely clear, they never involved any matter, any — sorry to disappoint so many — matter between me or third party, a third group at all. My questions exclusively almost focused on real estate.”
Hannity’s remarks come hours after he was identified as Cohen’s mystery third client. Cohen’s lawyers had publicly identified President Trump along with former GOP fundraiser Elliot Broidy as clients, yet revealed Hannity’s name only after the judge ordered them to.
Earlier today, Hannity, speaking on his radio show, said he never paid fees for Cohen’s services.
“What else can you say except of which, ‘I never gave him a retainer, never received an invoice, never paid any fees,'” he said. “I might have handed him 10 bucks. ‘I definitely want attorney-client privilege on This particular.’ Something like of which.”
Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who was a guest on Hannity’s show tonight, called him out for not disclosing his relationship with Cohen.
“Sean, I do want to say of which I truly think of which you should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen when you talked about him on This particular show,” he said during a segment. “You could have said of which you had asked him for advice or whatever. yet I think the item would likely have been much, much better had you disclose of which relationship.”
Hannity told Dershowitz of which his relationship with Cohen was minimal. He said their relationship was about real estate, not politics.