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Fox News responds to Sean Hannity news: 'He continues to have our full support'

Fox News voiced support for host Sean Hannity on Tuesday, one day after it was revealed that he was a client of Michael Cohen.

Cohen, who is President Trump's personal attorney, was forced to reveal the identity of his previously unnamed third client Monday, when a judge said the information was not protected by attorney-client privilege. Hannity, who has frequently discussed Trump's and Cohen's legal matters on air, has denied that Cohen ever represented him.

Hannity's employer finally weighed in Tuesday afternoon, saying in a statement: "While Fox News was unaware of Sean Hannity's informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support."

The network has been in a tricky situation since the news broke, attempting to breeze past the fact that Hannity was named in court and downplaying the significance of the event. Hannity himself addressed the "rumors and speculation" on his Monday night show, saying it "couldn't be more wrong."