Fox News personality Sean Hannity has been named as the third, previously secret client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney.

The revelation was made during a hearing Monday at a federal court in New York City, where Mr Cohen and his lawyers are attempting to stop the FBI from reviewing dozens of electronic devices and documents that were seized last week during a raid on Mr Cohen’s office, home, and hotel room.

Aside from Mr Trump and Hannity, court documents show that Mr Cohen represented former Republican National Committee deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy, who stepped down from that post last week after it was reported that Mr Cohen had facilitated a $1.6 million payment to a pregnant, former Playboy playmate in 2017. Mr Broidy acknowledge that he had a “consensual relationship” with the playmate in a statement, but said she made the decision to end her pregnancy on her own, and that he offered to help her fund the procedure.

Judge Kimba Wood made Hannity’s connection to Mr Cohen public in spite of arguments from Mr Cohen that the revelation could be embarrassing.  Mr Cohen had provided documents to the court over the weekend showing that he had provided services for Mr Trump and Mr Broidy, but had resisted giving Hannity’s name because he said that client prefers to remain anonymous.

“I understand that he doesn’t want his name out there, but that’s not enough under the law,” Ms Wood said Monday in court.

The president has a well known affection for Hannity, who often gives him positive coverage during his eponymous prime time television show.

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Fonte: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/sean-hannity-named-mystery-client-michael-cohen-lawyer-trump-a8307806.html

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