Fox News host and President Donald Trump sycophant, Sean Hannity, was caught deleting past tweets that tied him to the president’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, just hours before Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison Wednesday.
Five of the more than 270 Twitter posts he deleted Tuesday afternoon directly referenced Cohen, Hill Reporter first reported.
Just hours after the tweet deletion campaign, Trump’s former lawyer was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty in August to eight charges, including several tax fraud and campaign finance violations.
A “Screenshot Bot” Twitter account uncovered the tweets Hannity attempted to hide from public view.
— Screenshot Bot (@sshotbot) December 11, 2018
“In response to some wild speculation, let me make clear that I did not ask Michael Cohen to bring this proceeding on my behalf, I have no personal interest in this proceeding, and, in fact, asked that my de minimis discussions with Michael Cohen, which dealt almost exclusively about real estate, not be made part of this proceeding,” Hannity wrote in the now-deleted tweet.
“I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party,” Hannity continued, in another deleted tweet.
“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,” Hannity wrote in another now-deleted tweet from April.