Sean Hannity denies being client of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen

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By Belen Dumont 4/18/2018

President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a legal filing he had served as a lawyer for 10 clients since 2017 including Trump, Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy and a third unnamed client. 

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During a hearing on Monday, Michael Cohen’s lawyer disclosed that conservative talk show host Sean Hannity as Cohen’s mystery client.

Hannity stated that his discussions with Cohen were brief and in regards to real estate; he denied that he was a client of Cohen.

“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,” Hannity tweeted at 4 p.m on Monday.

In court on Monday, Judge Kimba M. Wood for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York called Ryan to disclose the identity of the mysterious client which he revealed to be Hannity.

Ryan stated that the unnamed client was a prominent person who wished to remain a mystery because of  embarrassment about seeking Cohen’s counsel.

The name reveal took place after several minutes of discussion between Judge Wood and Cohen’s legal team.