Politics Dem lawmaker calls on Fox News to fire Hannity

01:20  17 april  2018
01:20  17 april  2018 Source:   The Hill

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  Dem lawmaker calls on Fox News to fire Hannity © Provided by The Hill Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said Monday Fox News should fire Sean Hannity in the wake of the revelation that he is a client of President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

"I think he is so into this like a pig in the mud he can't get out of it. And I think he deserves to be fired. His word can never again be trusted," Connolly said on CNN.

Connolly said Hannity's involvement with Cohen represents a conflict of interest, calling it "a big stain on Hannity and Fox News."

He also hit Hannity for spreading conspiracy theories about former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

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Cohen's attorney revealed earlier Monday that Hannity is the previously unnamed third client Cohen has done legal work for. The revelation came during a hearing connected to the FBI raid of Cohen's office and home last week.

Cohen's attorney's revealed Hannity's identity as they sought to argue they should be able to review materials seized in the raid before federal prosecutors, so that they can determine what documents are protected by attorney-client privilege.

Hannity downplayed the news, asserting that Cohen had never formally represented him in legal proceedings.

"I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective," Hannity tweeted, adding that those conversations "dealt almost exclusively about real estate."

Hannity is a staunch ally of Trump's, and frequently defends the president on his Fox News show. He was fiercely critical of last week's raids on Cohen's office.

The gaping hole in Sean Hannity’s story about being Michael Cohen’s client .
As he railed against FBI raids last week, the Fox News host did not disclose that his own communications with Cohen might have been seized.Cohen's previous work included arranging a $130,000 payment to prevent porn star Stormy Daniels from talking publicly about her alleged affair with Trump. And Cohen's work for the other client on his short list, Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, included negotiating a $1.6 million settlement with a former Playboy model who got pregnant when she and Broidy had an affair.

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