Fox News on Tuesday issued a statement affirming “full support” for Sean Hannity after it was revealed in a court hearing on Monday that he is the mystery “third client” of President Trump‘s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, while adding that it was “unaware” of the relationship.
“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,” the network said in a statement, according to multiple outlets.
The Hill added:
A federal judge ordered Cohen to disclose the identity of his third client during a hearing over the documents seized during an FBI raid of Cohen’s office.
Hannity was harshly critical of the raids, and used them to attack the investigation into Russian meddling. The FBI obtained a search warrant partly due to a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation.
In a statement Monday, Hannity sought to distance himself from Cohen, saying that the lawyer never represented him.
“I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective,” Hannity tweeted, adding that the conversations “dealt almost exclusively about real estate.”