Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Sean Hannity Over Michael Cohen Revelation

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Sean Hannity Over Michael Cohen Revelation

"He tried everything to keep it secret but the judge ordered them to reveal the name of client number three and shockingly that client turned out to be none other than my pal Sean Hannity of Fox News", Kimmel said.

Cohen and his attorneys appeared in federal court Monday in NY to challenge the FBI on the materials seized in the raid.

Cohen and Trump had asked the court to give his lawyers first look at the seized materials so they could identify documents that were protected by attorney-client privilege. That's why he only had three clients total, and two of them were short-term clients for a specific goal. "Maybe Sean Hannity was thinking of suing himself?" Legal analyst Carrie Cordero said that, unless Cohen was formally retained, Hannity should never have expected confidentiality. There's also heavy speculation since Trump allegedly paid off Stormy Daniels through Cohen and his other client, former RNC deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy, reportedly hired him to pay off a playmate with whom he had an affair. I never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees.

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Cohen's lawyers called the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid "completely inappropriate and unnecessary" and said it resulted in the "seizure of protected attorney-client communications between a lawyer and his clients".

Monday's bombshell news about Sean Hannity-see "Fox News' Hannity shares an embattled lawyer with the president he defends on TV"-gets pitch-perfect tabloid treatment on the front page of this morning's Daily News". That is, they are no longer subject to the attorney-client privilege, so if there's anything in them of use to any criminal investigation, there's no reason the FBI won't have access to it. Gabe Sherman said on MSNBC that his sources told him that Hannity turned to Cohen previous year when liberal groups were targeting his advertisers to get him fired by Fox News, following the blueprint of what took Bill O'Reilly down.

"Let me set the record straight, here's the truth: Michael Cohen never represented me in any legal matter", Hannity said at the close of his show.

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Carrey jumped on the opportunity to go after Hannity by depicting him as a manatee - which is listed as a threatened species by the US Interior Department - implying that Hannity's career may be in jeopardy after the revelation.

The biggest headline story to start the week has been the reveal that#Fox News host#Sean Hannity is a client of #Michael Cohen, the disgraced lawyer of Donald Trump.

Hannity denied on Twitter that Cohen has represented him, and Kimmel picked apart Hannity's tweet in his monologue. "Of course not, because this is what the media in this country does", said one of the top-rated in hosts in American news media.

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He said the two men chatted occasionally, and his questions "focused nearly exclusively" on real estate. And, if so, why would Cohen's lawyer refer to Hannity as a client? I did have occasional, brief conversations with Michael Cohen.

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