Sean Hannity and the President’s fixer

When news broke last week that the FBI had raided the home, hotel room and office of Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen looking for computers and financial records, no one was more upset than Fox News chief conspiracy theorist Sean Hannity, who said that Mueller had “declared war” on the President. Well, today we found out why Hannity was so upset… upset to the point that he started devoting entire segments of his television show to the exploration of what he called the “Meuller Crime Family.” [See image above and excerpt below.] As we learned today in New York federal court, as prosecutors and Cohen’s attorneys sparred over the boxes of potentially incriminating evidence seized last week in the raids, someone on Cohen’s team, when asked by the judge who Mr. Cohen’s third client was, responded, “Sean Hannity.” [As you’ll recall, Cohen’s team had resisted giving up the name of this third client, but the judge demanded it.]

So, as it turns out, in addition to Donald Trump (for whom Cohen paid off porn star Stormy Daniels), and Republican National Committee member Elliot Broidy (for whom Cohen paid a Playboy “playmate” $1.6 million to have an abortion), it would appear that the President’s fixer also did work for Sean Hannity, the man who, among other things, has insinuated in the past that a murdered DNC staffer by the name of Seth Rich, and not the Russians, had hacked the Clinton campaign, with the implication being, of course, that Hillary Clinton had orchestrated the young man killing.

So, the question becomes, what was it that Sean Hannity needed fixed? And, what are we likely to find out about Sean Hannity in these documents and recordings that were seized from the home, office and hotel room of his attorney? Before we start speculating about that, though, here’s a clip from the Daily Beast about Hannity’s work of fiction concerning the “Mueller Crime Family.”

…Throughout the lengthy, rambling monologue, Hannity accused Mueller of prosecutorial impropriety—from “looking the other way” as a federal prosecutor in Boston at gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s crimes to prosecuting the wrong man for a post-9/11 anthrax attack. Along the way, Hannity made mention of Democratic donors, connections to the Clinton family, and FBI agents who texted anti-Trump messages after the election. Ultimately, Hannity concluded, there are three connected “Deep State crime families” actively “trying to take down the president”…

So, putting aside for the moment what Hannity might have done to require the services of a man whose profession seems to be buying the silence of porn stars and playmates, what we now know for a certainty is that, the whole time Hannity was defending Cohen, and attacking those involved in the investigation, he was hiding the fact from the American people that he was a client of Michael Cohen’s, who is himself tied up in all of this… Now, as for what Hannity may have needed Cohen’s services for, one would imagine, given that he’s been accused of sexual harassment before, and has worked closely with known sexual harassers like Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, it has something to do with sex… And, sooner or later, it will all come out. It always does. [Speaking of things eventually coming out, yet another Playboy playmate came out today, saying that she had an affair with Donald Trump.]

update: Sean Hannity is denying that he paid Cohen for legal services. He isn’t saying, however, that others, like Fox News, didn’t pay Cohen on his behalf.

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  1. Jean Henry
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 2:34 am | Permalink

  2. M
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    As he makes over $30M a year, Hannity could have any attorney he wanted. Instead he hired Cohen, a second rate attorney with a client base of wealthy, powerful men who want to keep their sexual misdeeds quiet.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Rich men like to cheat on their wives with professional sex workers and then make these women disappear once they’re done with them. It’s literally an industry, and probably always has been. We’re just now getting a glimpse behind the curtain.

  4. Demetrius
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Interesting that Hannity was so adamant about saying that since he hadn’t paid Cohen any money, they therefore had no “official” relationship.

    This means – if anything incriminating, and relevant to the investigation turns up – he won’t be able to suppress it based on attorney/client privilege

  5. Jean Henry
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Demetrius— he then claimed that he may have handed Cohen $15 or $20 bucks and said ‘ok now this is privileged.’ he’s trying to cover his tracks. I’m sure jamming has many real lawyers. Cohen is a fixer, and refers to himself that way, so obviously hannity needed something fixed.

    Apparently in NY state a client and lawyer must have a specific signed contract in order to claim attorney client privilege, and Hannity didn’t have it, and do is in fact exposed.

  6. Jean Henry
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    ** Hannity not ‘jamming’

  7. NBC’s Chuck Todd
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Going to find out what kind of org Fox is today. No serious news org would allow someone this conflicted to cover this story

  8. Eel
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Me thinks Hannity has been doing some jamming. Hence the need for a fixer.

  9. FOX News statement
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    FOX News statement: “While FOX News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support.”

  10. Anonymous
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Cohen isn’t the only connection between Hannity and Trump. Get this from Courtney Norris of PBS News Hour….

    Jay Sekulow identified in letter page as a “Counsel for Sean Hannity.” Sekulow is now the only known personal attorney for President Trump working full-time on the response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry.

  11. Anonymous
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    CNN’s Stelter: If Maddow Was ‘Getting Secret Legal Advice From a Clinton Lawyer,’ Hannity Would Go Wild (VIDEO)

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