During an interview with President Trump that aired on his show Thursday evening, Fox News host Sean Hannity made a surprising admission: He spoke with Michael Cohen “personally” about the hush money payments at the center of Cohen’s legal troubles.
“I was kinda dragged in a little bit to the Michael Cohen,” Hannity said, after Trump droned on about the “hoax” and “witch hunt.” “As you know, I interviewed him many times on TV. He was never my attorney. He had to apologize to me for his attorney saying that in court, but 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. He told me, personally.”
Hannity admits he's talked to Cohen about hush payments pic.twitter.com/4rw8L7kAKi
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 1, 2019
Shortly after the segment aired on Fox News, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) responded to the admission, saying he looked forward to Hannity’s “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
Hannity’s admission in the clip that aired Thursday further entangles the Fox News host in Cohen’s case. During a shocking hearing in the Southern District of New York’s investigation into Cohen’s financial wrongdoings, one of Cohen’s attorneys revealed that Hannity was a client of Cohen’s.