Fmr Assistant US Attorney: Sean Hannity ‘Made Himself Into a Witness’ With On-Air Remarks About Cohen
On Friday night, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Harry Sandick told CNN’s Erin Burnett that Fox News’ Sean Hannity may have turned himself into a witness after he claimed that Michael Cohen told him a “dozen times” that President Donald Trump was unaware of hush payments.
The comment came during an interview on his show.
Burnett first played a clip of Hannity telling Trump Thursday night that “at least a dozen times” Cohen made a decision on the payments “and didn’t tell you.”
Hannity added: “He told me that personally.”
Yet, according to Sandick, Hannity’s attempt to back up Trump may actually lead to the Southern District of New York and the Congressional Committee wanting to hear more.
“I think he’s made himself into a witness,” Sandick said. “One way in which you can make an assessment about the credibility of somebody like Michael Cohen is to find out whether he said things that were consistent or inconsistent with his testimony in the past. Sean Hannity making a serious charge saying he spoke to me many times, said things that were inconsistent. I would think that the Southern District and the congressional committee, that Chairman Cummings just convened two days ago would want to hear from Sean Hannity.”
On Thursday, Democratic Congressman David Cicilline, responding to the same interview wrote on Twitter: “Sean Hannity is now volunteering himself as a witness. I look forward to his testimony.”
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
Cicilline is a member of the House Judiciary Committee. However, it remains unclear as of Friday if Democrats actually plan to call Hannity to testify.
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