Trump's lawyer exposed by asking for hold on materials

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Following a personal feud with Hannity, Jimmy Kimmel couldn't contain his glee over the revelations about the Fox News host on Monday, calling him "chief propaganda guy for Trump's legal team - but he never disclosed that he is also represented by a member of that legal team". "Never received an invoice, never paid any fees, might have handed him $10, 'I definitely want attorney-client privilege on this.' Something like that", he said. But he also suggested he thinks those interactions should be protected by attorney-client privilege, saying he "assumed those conversations were confidential". He is a talk show host, but even still, Sean Hannity should have disclosed the special relationship he had with Michael Cohen if he's going to run a whole bunch of stories about the raid on Michael Cohen's office and say how that was so bad.

On Monday, Hannity told Dershowitz that his relationship with Cohen was minimal and that he had a right to privacy.

The disclosure came as a NY judge disappointed a lawyer for Trump by letting prosecutors proceed with the cataloguing of evidence including multiple electronic devices that were seized in raids while a system is set up to ensure that records protected by attorney-client privilege aren't disclosed to investigators. He bent over backwards to deny the relationship, claiming nothing more than a few harmless chit-chats over real estate.

In fairness to him, as I noted earlier, there does seem to be a scenario in which Hannity may have been honestly mistaken about whether he was a "client" of Cohen's or not.

Throughout the hearings the court heard about a mystery third client beyond Mr Trump and the Republican official.

"We may never know, but it doesn't matter what Cohen was doing for (Hannity)", Colbert continued.

So while it's clear that a conflict of interest exists, we are still not sure if Fox News will listen to critics and give Hannity the boot.

In a series of tweets on Monday afternoon, Hannity downplayed his relationship with Cohen, saying he merely asked him some legal questions and "Cohen has never represented me in any matter".

In a political world of legal semantics and lawerly answers that hedge more than they clarify, some things are unmistakably clear: if a client doesn't think you are his attorney, you're not.

Hannity seemed eager Monday to dismiss what he said was "wild speculation" that the legal matters he discussed with Cohen might be similar to the kinds of deals involving Trump and Broidy.

They asked to review the documents before they'd be released but the judge said no and instructed prosecutors to build a searchable database of the documents, without examining their contents. Instead, he said, all the legal advice he asked Cohen involved real estate. The firm said last week it had split with Cohen but that it had been in touch with federal investigators about a warrant related to him.

We thought the great Jimmy Kimmel-Sean Hannity feud of 2018 had been extinguished, but the news caused Kimmel to revisit his "pal" that evening.

"My attorney and I are committed that everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened, and I will not rest until that happens", she said. Outside afterward, she said Cohen has acted like he's above the law and that she and her lawyer are committed to making sure everyone learns the truth.

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