Sean Hannity was criticized on his own show for not disclosing his ties to Trump’s embattled personal lawyer


Sean Hannity

Fox News host Sean Hannity was criticized on his own show by legal expert Alan Dershowitz for not disclosing his ties to President Donald Trump’s embattled lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Dershowitz’s criticism came after courts revealed Hannity as a previously secret client of Cohen.
Hannity interjected that he had a right to privacy, and said his relationship with Cohen was “minimal.”

Fox News host Sean Hannity, after being revealed as a previously secret client of President Donald Trump’s embattled personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was criticized on his own show by legal expert Alan Dershowitz.

Hannity and Dershowitz, both Fox News figures who Trump reportedly gets advice from, discussed Hannity’s relationship to Cohen on his show Monday evening.

“I really think that you should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen when you talked about him on this show,” Dershowitz said. “You could have said just that you asked him for advice or whatever, but I think it would have been much much better had you disclosed that.”

Hannity interjected that his relationship with Cohen was “minimal,” something he had underscored in previous statements where he painted the interaction as being mostly focused on real estate and insisted he “never retained” Cohen “in the traditional sense.”

“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, and you had the right, by the way, not to have your identity revealed,” Dershowitz said.

“I have the right to privacy, I do,” Hannity interrupted. “It had to do with real estate, nothing political.”

Before his relationship to Cohen had been revealed, Hannity harshly criticized the special counsel Robert Mueller after FBI agents working for the US attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York

Source:: Business Insider

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