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Fox News' Sean Hannity named as Trump lawyer Cohen's third client

Fox News' Sean Hannity named as Trump lawyer Cohen's third client

The portfolio of shady deals Cohen completed on behalf of a client who later became President of the United States, it appears, now threatens to torpedo his utility as a Maurice Levy-esque fixer for anyone else.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, plans to attend Monday's hearing, her lawyer Michael Avenatti, said on Sunday.

"It's a stormy day", Avenatti cracked to reporters. Cohen said he paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence about her claim to have had a one-night-stand with Trump.

"I think her message has been consistent and that is, she wants everyone to tell the truth", he told reporters before jumping into a vehicle.

Cohen did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He told someone in the elevator that he's "hanging in there". Daniels says she had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006.

"If that happens - or if the US attorney's office in NY takes a similar interest - then the media might have to reassess its take on Cohen and the role he's playing in the broader drama surrounding the White House", O'Brien said.

Lawyers for Cohen appeared without their client at a hearing Friday before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in Manhattan federal court.

They're arguing over who should be able to see records seized last week in an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on the home and offices of Trump's private lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen.

Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Daniels who had previously alleged an extramarital affair with Donald Trump now says in a statement the affair never happened. A lawyer for
Fox News' Sean Hannity named as Trump lawyer Cohen's third client

Last week's raids came after a "months-long" investigation of possible crimes related largely to Cohen's business dealings, rather than his work as a lawyer, prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.

He said the appointment of a "special master" to review the documents seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation would establish the "appearance of fairness".

In a filing before Monday's hearing, Cohen disclosed that he's given legal advice to three clients in 2017 and this year: Trump, Elliott Broidy and third party who didn't want to be identified. "It nearly goes without saying, unfortunately, that none of Mr. Cohen's clients want to be associated with the government raid on his home and law office, or want to be affiliated in any way with the proceedings here and the attendant media coverage". Daniels was in the courtroom on Monday for the arguments.

Hannity said he likes to have people he can run questions by, and occasionally asked Cohen for his opinion about legal matters.

The disclosure came as Cohen's attorneys tried to persuade a federal judge in NY to delay prosecutors from examining records and electronic devices seized in the raids on the grounds that many of them are protected by attorney-client privilege. They said that prosecutors had already intercepted emails from Cohen and executed the search warrants only after discovering that there were no emails between Trump and Cohen.

The lawyers wrote in a court filing Monday that the raids a week ago to gather evidence from attorney Michael Cohen were "completely unprecedented".

"It would permit subjects or targets of an investigation, who have not yet been indicted, to delay government investigations into their criminal conduct, by giving them, and not the government, the authority to make unilateral determination not only of what is privileged, but also of what is "responsive" to the warrant".

That procedure involves having a "taint team" of prosecutors outside the investigation review all the material and separate what is covered by the privilege. "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!" The president has denied any knowledge of the payment to secure Daniels' October 2016 signature on a hush agreement preventing her from talking about the liaison.