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Sean Hannity is Trump lawyer Cohen’s secret third client, court reveals

In a highly anticipated release on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood released President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen’s third “client.”

She announced that it was Fox News’ host Sean Hannity.

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Cohen and his legal team initially refused to identify Hannity and only referred to him as unnamed client in a federal court filing until Wood ordered they release the client’s name.

“We have been friends a long time. I have sought legal advice from Michael,” Hannity told the Wall Street Journal.

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Hannity put out a statement on Twitter that read: “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.”

The other two clients that were represented by Cohen were Trump and Elliott Broidy.

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Cohen’s business records were seized last week by the FBI through a warrant as part of a criminal investigation. Cohen was seeking to stop investigators from reviewing the seized documents and claimed that they are protected under lawyer-client privilege.

This is Hannity’s full statement:

“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. I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third party.”

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