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Alan Dershowitz tells Sean Hannity he goofed by not disclosing relationship with Michael Cohen

The segment was about former FBI Director James Comey, but Alan Dershowitz couldn't pass up a chance on Monday night to tell Fox News host Sean Hannity right to his face that he messed up by not telling viewers about the nature of his relationship with President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

"First of all, Sean, I want to say that 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 that you had asked him for advice or whatever, but I think it would have been much, much better had you disclosed that relationship." Hannity interrupted to say he was going to "deal with it later in the show," but Dershowitz wasn't done. "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, to not have your identity be revealed," he continued.

"I do have the right," Hannity agreed. "I have the right to privacy. I do." It was revealed in court on Monday that Hannity was one of Cohen's three clients, although Hannity doesn't see it that way — when he did discuss the matter later in the show, he defensively declared that Cohen has "never represented me in any legal matters" and "my discussions with Michael Cohen never rose to any level that I needed to tell anyone." Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia