Sean Hannity says he did not pay Michael Cohen to be his lawyer

Posted at 2:52 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 16:52:40-04

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney has been forced to reveal that another of his clients is Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Hannity says it’s no "big deal" that he consulted with Trump’s personal lawyer about his own legal affairs.
In his regular broadcast Monday, Hannity says he had "brief discussions" with Michael Cohen about "legal questions where I wanted his input and perspective."
But he said he never retained Cohen "in any traditional sense," never paid him and never got billed for a legal fee.

Cohen’s lawyers were required by a federal judge in New York to disclose the names of his clients Monday as part of an argument over attorney-client privilege and how it applies to records seized from Cohen last week by the FBI.
Prosecutors say they are investigating Cohen’s personal business dealings.
The search sought information on a variety of matters, including a $130,000 payment Cohen made to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who says she had sex with Trump in 2006.

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