After President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, refused to produce a court-ordered list of his clients -- claiming that one previously undisclosed client wished to remain unnamed -- the federal judge forced Cohen's attorneys to give up the client's identity.
And it was none other than Fox News' Sean Hannity.
This year, Cohen said he had three clients. The first is Donald Trump. The second is Elliot Broidy, a Trump fundraiser who retained Cohen to negotiate a hush money agreement with a Playboy Playmate. The arrangement with Broidy was reported publicly by the Wall Street Journal on Friday. The final client, Cohen’s lawyer said, ordered him not to reveal his name publicly. Cohen’s letter argued that exposing the name of the third client could be embarrassing.
Court reconvened at 2 p.m. and Cohen’s attorney renewed his request to keep the identity of the third client secret. He said the client was famous and offered to hand the name to the judge in a sealed envelope.
The judge did not buy it — and ordered Cohen’s lawyer to publicly disclose the third client anyway. Cohen’s lawyer confirmed it was Sean Hannity.
ThinkProgress reports that Hannity's Monday radio show, slated to begin one hour after Cohen's 2 p.m. court appearance, began without its host and instead "played music and aired clips of Sunday night’s James Comey interview on ABC without commentary."
Hannity then briefly came on and said that Fox News was talking about him. He said his show would continue to play the Comey interview while he decided whether he’d address the news.
This is a developing story; stay tuned for more.