In another shocking development, Fox News host Sean Hannity was revealed in court as Cohen's mystery client, adding another overdose of intrigue to what is already a blockbuster story, although a source familiar with the situation said there was no formal attorney-client relationship between them.
Colbert asked. "I'm going to with the first one, because I know Sean Hannity, and delivering factual information is not his strong suit".
The host played various clips during which Hannity discussed the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on Cohen's office and residences, which he called an "unprecedented abuse of power".
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"Michael Cohen has three known clients".
But Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, rejected the request, ruling that a "taint team" set up by prosecutors to filter out privileged documents is a "viable option", while a "special master" - a court-appointed outside lawyer - may have "a role here". Even if Cohen wanted to disclose the discussions, he would only be allowed to do so if Hannity agreed to it.More news: Animal rights groups Bluff Keep Usage at Football Game
"My discussions with Michael Cohen never rose to any level that I needed to tell anyone that I was asking him question".
"Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter", Hannity tweeted after Cohen's lawyers identified him as the third unnamed client.
"Besides the 'implications that are raised - this is a big deal because Sean Hannity has been the chief propaganda guy for Trump's legal team".
He said he has no personal interest in the Cohen matter.
In a court filing Sunday night, lawyers for Mr Trump asked to be allowed to review documents that in any way relate to the president.
Cohen also reportedly negotiated a $1.6 million payment to a former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy that led to her being impregnated. Cohen has worked as Trump's private attorney for more than a decade and is seen as a "street-wise New Yorker with a penchant for confrontation" who works as Trump's fixer, according to ABC News.More news: Stormy's sketch of harasser sparks social media frenzy of Tom Brady comparisons
Lawyers for Cohen filed papers Monday saying investigators "took everything" during the raids, including more than a dozen electronic devices.
Remember that Cohen took out a home equity line of credit to make the $130,000 secret payment to porn star Stormy Daniels as part of a hush agreement to keep her from talking about allegations of an extramarital affair with Trump.
In the clip, Brockman criticizes a ventriloquist dummy for using the word "SOB" then, when he thinks he's off the air, he says "that ought to hold those SOBs", landing him in trouble.
However, news that the President and his most vociferous media cheerleader share a lawyer - who is now facing his own legal abyss - sent a ripple of disbelief through the courtroom.
The search warrant executed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation also sought documents related to possible campaign finance violations, bank fraud and wire fraud.
Earlier this year Hannity was accused in the Michael Wolff White House tell-all "Fire and Fury" of giving interview questions to Trump in advance, which he denied.More news: J. Cole Announces New Album 'KOD' Out Friday