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Hannity Defends ‘Right To Privacy’ In Dealings With Michael Cohen

April 17, 2018 - 9:57 am

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- It was no surprise when Stormy Daniels showed up for Michael Cohen's court hearing on Monday. What did come as a surprise was the revelation that one of Cohen's very few clients is Sean Hannity, who denied that he's really a client in the classic sense.

"Michael Cohen never represented me in any legal matter," Hannity said.

On his Fox News show on Monday night, Hannity said Cohen never sent him an invoice, and he never paid him, he just got some real estate advice. Still, there are many who think Hannity should have revealed his connection to Cohen since he's been spending so much time talking about him on TV and radio. He talked about that with law professor Alan Dershowitz.

"You were in a tough position, because A you had to talk about Cohen, and B you didn't want the fact that you had spoken to him to be revealed," Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz told the host he should have disclosed the relationship.

"I have the right to privacy," Hannity said.

He said the media was "absolutely apopleptic and hyperventalating."

Of course not everyone agrees.

As for the actual matter before the court -- the records seized in the raid on Cohen's offices and hotel room -- the judge has ordered the creation of a database of the information.

It's going to take awhile for U.S. attorneys to sift through the documents, and it will take Cohen's attorneys awhile to do the same. The investigation will not be able to continue until a judge makes a final ruling.

Daniels caused quite a stir when she showed up at the hearing on Monday.

"He was playing by a different set of rules, or should we say no rules at all. He has never thought that the little man, or especially women, and even more women like me, matter. That ends now," Daniels said.

She did not play a role in court proceedings. Her attorney Michael Avenatti Tweeted that the pair planned to release a composite sketch of the 'thug' who allegedly threatened Daniels in Las Vegas. They did just that, during an appearance on Tuesday, in which Daniels told the cast that she refused to be bullied.