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The unbelievable story of Michael Cohen-and Sean Hannity

The unbelievable story of Michael Cohen-and Sean Hannity

That's when Judge Kimba Wood - yes, that Kimba Wood - ruled that attorney-client privilege did not prohibit Cohen from revealing the identity of his third client.

Federal prosecutors in NY want a special "taint team" of government lawyers to begin reviewing files seized from Cohen during FBI raids last week, so they can decide which are protected by attorney-client privilege and which may be used to prosecute Cohen. As Hannity's radio show began at 3 p.m., the host was nowhere to be heard.

Fox News quickly pivoted away from coverage of the Cohen hearing and aired stories about Syria and Barbara Bush's illness.

Hannity responded to the news on Twitter shortly thereafter, denying that Cohen ever represented him and describing their contact as "brief discussions about legal questions".

"I have sought legal advice from Michael", he said. Michael never represented me in any matter, I never retained him, I never paid legal fees to Michael.

"I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third party".

Cohen and Trump wanted Wood either to permit them to review the material before prosecutors got to see it or to appoint an independent "special master".

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Earlier Monday, Cohen's attorneys argued that the third client's name should remain anonymous.

"They're hoping for the worst when it relates to any conservative", he said.

Last week, prosecutors said in a court filing that they have been investigating Cohen for months "for criminal conduct that largely centers on his personal business dealings".

But, for at least those three other clients, during 2017-2018, Cohen was performing "more traditional legal tasks", the letter said.

The search warrant authorizing the raid indicated prosecutors were looking into potential violations of bank fraud, wire fraud, and campaign finance violations, sources told CNN.

Further adding to the drama, Stephanie Clifford, a pornographic film actor known as Stormy Daniels who alleges that she had a sexual encounter with Trump and was paid $130,000 by Cohen to keep quiet, intends to attend Monday's hearing, according to her lawyer.

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.