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A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump’s lawyer took a surprise twist Monday when his personal attorney , Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret — that he had also done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity.

The disclosure came as attorneys for Cohen and Trump tried to persuade a New York judge to delay prosecutors from examining records and electronic devices seized in the raids on the grounds that many of them are protected by attorney-client privilege.

 

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said in hearings Friday and Monday that if Cohen wanted the court to declare that some of his files were protected because of attorney confidentiality rules, he would have to divulge the names of the clients he’s worked with since the 2016 election.

One was, of course, Trump himself. Another was Elliot Broidy, a Trump fundraiser who resigned from the Republican National Committee on Friday after it was revealed that he paid $1.6 million to a Playboy Playmate with whom he had an extramarital affair. The Playmate became pregnant and elected to have an abortion.

Cohen’s lawyers pleaded not to have to reveal the third client but Judge Wood insisted.

On his radio show, Hannity said Cohen was never involved in any matter between him and any third-party.

“Michael never represented me in any matter,” Hannity said. “I never retained him in any traditional sense. I never received an invoice. I never paid a legal fee. I had brief discussions with him about legal questions where I wanted his input and perspective.”

Once again the ACLU is nowhere to be found in this case. But then again Sean Hannity is a conservative and the ACLU apparently only protects LIBERAL liberties.

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