Fox News host Sean Hannity may have revealed information of great interest to Congressional investigators during an interview with President Donald Trump that aired Thursday evening.
During a discussion about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and the Congressional testimony he provided on Wednesday, Hannity said the following to President Trump: “I can tell you personally, he said to me at least a dozen times, that he made the decision on the payments and he didn’t tell you.”
The payments in reference were regarding hush money payments Cohen arranged (and Trump allegedly approved) to adult film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen MacDougal, signed checks of which were presented by Cohen to Congress as evidence earlier this week. The payoffs present the question of whether Trump broke campaign finance laws, a crime which Trump may very well be an unindicted co-conspirator.
Before he left the Trump organization, Cohen was a frequent guest on Hannity, and the host even considered Cohen a close friend. During testimony in a Southern District of New York courtroom, Cohen stunned those in attendance by revealing that Mr. Hannity was a client of his, a claim that Hannity refuted in this very same portion of the interview.
Nonetheless, the public admission of relevant conversations with Michael Cohen (who is planned to surrender himself to federal prison authorities in May for crimes to which he has pleaded guilty) has caught the attention of many interested in investigating the curious relationships at play.
Shortly after the clip aired on Fox News, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said via Twitter:
Sean Hannity is now volunteering himself as a witness. I look forward to his testimony. https://t.co/eOjhlkg4mU
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) March 1, 2019
Others on Twitter chimed in with similar takes:
And Hannity is now going to get a subpoena to appear before congress, AND, if he hasn’t already, he’ll be paying a visit to SDNY. https://t.co/8UoLILPvW8
— John Aravosis ?? (@aravosis) March 1, 2019
Right, and then Trump paid Cohen back anyway because he’s such a nice guy. SDNY should subpoena Hannity. No Attorney-client priv here & he didn’t learn this in his capacity as a “journalist.” https://t.co/F4xCkJ0qOX
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) March 1, 2019
Next subpoena is for Hannity. https://t.co/GuOAGLWZrX
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 1, 2019
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