Sean Hannity Named As Donald Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen's Mystery Third Client

President Trump’s personal attorney Michael D. Cohen did work for Fox News commentator Sean Hannity in the last year one of just three legal clients Cohen represented after leaving his post as a counsel for Trump’s private company in early 2017 his

President Trump’s personal attorney Michael D. Cohen did work for Fox News commentator Sean Hannity in the last year one of just three legal clients Cohen represented after leaving his post as a counsel for Trump’s private company in early 2017 his

Prosecutors have asked that the documents be reviewed for attorney-client privilege by a "filter team" of lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team.

Cohen is "being investigated for criminal conduct that largely centers on his personal business dealings", Thomas McKay, an assistant USA attorney, said in a court filing.

Sean Hannity attends a book launch in New York City on April 2, 2018.

It also emerged Cohen facilitated a $1.6 million payment to a former Playboy model who said she became pregnant from a relationship with Broidy, who was the deputy chair of the Republican National Committee until he resigned Friday when the payment became public.

Cohen is asking Wood for an order allowing his lawyers or a special master appointed by the court to first review the materials before anyone from the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of NY - which executed the warrant - does so.

The search sought information on a variety of matters, including a $130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had sex with a married Trump in 2006.

It's unclear how today's revelation will affect Hannity's coverage of Trump and Cohen going forward.

Hannity said he assumed the conversations between himself and Cohen were "attorney-client confidential" but made clear on his show "not one of any issue I ever dealt with Michael Cohen on ever involved a matter between me and any third party".

Cohen's attorneys said the client did not want to be associated with their client.

In their letter to US District Judge Kimba M. Wood, Cohen's attorneys Todd Harrison and Stephen Ryan wrote that the third client did not allow them to reveal the fact that they utilized Cohen's services.

Just before Monday's hearing, Mr Cohen said in a statement he had only provided advice to three clients in the past year.

In making their requests, Trump and Cohen contend that the Justice Department policy is unfair and infringes on constitutional protections.

Under the procedure, the taint team would turn over to the case investigators all the material that is relevant and not covered by attorney-client privilege.

A lawyer for Mr Trump, Joanna Hendon, asked in a filing on Sunday to be allowed to review documents that in any way relate to the president, which she described as being seized amid a "highly politicised, even fevered, atmosphere". Prosecutors are examining whether crimes were committed as part of any pattern or strategy of trying to buy the silence of people who could offer accounts that could have damaged Trump's candidacy in 2016.