Sean Hannity addressed the story everyone was talking about on his show Monday — that he was identified as Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s mystery client.
“Without knowing any of the facts … the media went absolutely insane, wall-to-wall coverage of yours truly,” the Fox News host said, before airing a montage of talking heads saying his name over, and over, and over again.
After closing out his show by reiterating his prior statement that Cohen never represented him in a legal matter but that he did have brief conversations with the attorney while “looking for input and perspective” — mostly about real estate — Hannity passed the mic over to Laura Ingraham for her show.
Ingraham seemed to find the whole mess amusing and began parroting, “Hannity, Hannity, Hannity, Hannity … I love all the intonations.”
“Hannity, all I can say is — you’re like my brother but I am glad for like a millisecond the heat is off me and on you,” she said, referring to the 27 advertisers she has lost since mocking Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for “whining” about not getting into several universities. (She has apologized.)
“I appreciate that,” Hannity replied. “That is like a sibling.”
Watch video of Hannity’s statement on Cohen above, and check out his interaction with Ingraham via Mediaite.
Earlier on Monday’s show, lawyer Alan Dershowitz served Hannity a less amiable moment when he told him: “First of all, Sean, I want to say that I really think that you should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen when you talked about him on this show.”
“You could have said that you had asked him for advice or whatever, but I think it would have been much, much better had you disclosed that relationship,” Dershowitz added.