Shortly after it was revealed on Monday that President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, counts Sean Hannity as a client, the Fox News host's colleague, Juan Williams, asked why this connection was never disclosed on his show.
"Why, when Sean was on the air strongly an advocate for President Trump, [was he] not saying, 'Hey, I've got a relationship with the lawyer,'" Williams said on The Five. "I think that's a question." Cohen has paid off two women who say they had sexual relationships with his clients — Trump and Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy — and Williams said, "I don't think there's any evidence of that with Sean Hannity."
On Twitter, Hannity said Cohen "has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees." Hannity added that the pair did have "brief discussions" about legal questions and he "assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party."