If nothing else, the TV-ready attorney for former Trump mistress/porn star, Stormy Daniels, is consistent.
While speaking on CNN earlier Sunday, Michael Avenatti raised the question of just how entangled Fox News host Sean Hannity is with Trump fixer, Michael Cohen.
“I think that the relationship is going to be far more extensive than Mr. Hannity has led people to believe,” the attorney, Michael Avenatti, said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
“I don’t know that there’s anything nefarious that went on between Mr. Hannity and Mr. Cohen, or that there was any NDA-type involvement or anything of that nature,” he added, using an acronym for nondisclosure agreement. “But what I do know is I think it’s going to be far more extensive than people have been led to believe.”
It doesn’t have to be nefarious. That’s the point. Under normal circumstances, it would just be Hannity and a lawyer. How these circumstances came to be known, however, make it seem questionable.
Cohen’s appearance in court last week was made more newsworthy when he was forced by Judge Kimba Wood to reveal the identity of a third, mystery client – a move he and his attorney did not want to make. When he named Sean Hannity as that client, those in the courtroom that day said that there were an audible gasp from the crowd.
Why was it so important to keep Hannity’s involvement with Cohen hidden?
Cohen’s office and home were raided several weeks ago by federal authorities, investigating the $130,000 payoff of Stormy Daniels, before the 2016 election.
Further, authorities are saying he’s also being investigated for wire and bank fraud.
Hannity, a rabidly loyal defender of President Trump has had Cohen on his Fox News show, multiple times, having a mutual lovefest over the glories of living under the Trump regime.
The thing is, he never bothered to tell anyone that he was a client of Cohen’s.
Then again, he claims he wasn’t a client, that he only asked Cohen’s advice on real estate deals – and wanted him to keep these very innocuous, nothing things quiet. He even gave him $10 to “buy” attorney-client privilege.
I’m no lawyer, but I don’t think that’s the way it’s supposed to work.
I’m reminded of those few hours in January, when Hannity’s Twitter account disappeared.
A sick, bored lady in Texas decided to make a fake Hannity account, as a joke, and all of a sudden she has all of Hannity’s fans gravitating to her, as if she were the real deal. She was really convincing.
Among those who were fooled was WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. In that time, he communicated to fake Hannity about information he had on Democrat Senator Mark Warner (top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee), suggesting they take their conversation to “other channels.”
He didn’t know he was dealing with someone just having a little fun.
What that did, however, is show how low Hannity was willing to go.
Just a few years earlier, Hannity wanted Assange jailed for revealing secrets about U.S. troop movement in the U.S., putting our people at risk in the Middle East.
Now, they’re pen pals.
Also now, Hannity has some secretive connection with the Donald Trump’s fixer.
Avenatti may be right. Hannity has let his Trump devotion lead him into some questionable associations. There’s no reason to believe the connection to Cohen is innocent.