Cable television titan Fox News provided mixed reactions on the air Monday in the aftermath of the revelation that the network’s most-watched host, Sean Hannity, was a client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney.
Hannity has been criticized for not disclosing his ties to Cohen before blasting the raid of the attorney’s office and residence on his show. The network has also been chastised and its ethics questioned.
Hannity, who hosts the nation’s highest rated prime-time news program, was named as Cohen’s third client in a federal court proceeding Monday in New York. Originally, Cohen’s lawyers named only Trump and former Republican National Committee deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy as clients of Cohen, but the judge presiding over the case insisted the third client be named.
Fox News reporter Laura Ingle, reporting outside the courthouse, reacted to the revelation by first breaking down the particulars of the case and then explained how Hannity was named as a Cohen client by one of the latter’s attorneys.