Jimmy Kimmel hadn’t talked about Sean Hannity since the end of their feud last week, at least not directly. But, he couldn’t help take some shots at the Fox News host on his show Monday night after it was revealed that Hannity was the secret third client of Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen.
“Michael Cohen has three known clients. One of them is Donald Trump, for whom he paid Stormy Daniels; client number two is Elliott Broidy. This guy is the former deputy finance chair for the RNC. Michael negotiated a 1.6 million dollar payment to a Playboy model he had an affair with — put his picture up there again, just for a moment — and impregnated by the way. And she had an abortion. So he’s a good dude,” Kimmel said. Here’s the picture of Broidy they were using, by the way.
“And this morning, Michael Cohen was forced to reveal the name of a mystery third client. He tried everything to keep it secret but the judge ordered them to reveal the name of client number three and shockingly that client turned out to be none other than my pal Sean Hannity of Fox News,” Kimmel said. “Isn’t that interesting? That he would need advice from Michael Cohen?
“So, Hannity released a statement today, wanting to clarify his arrangement with Cohen. He wrote, ‘Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.’ That sounds normal. He has a lawyer he doesn’t pay,” Kimmel joked.
But this thread sparked an idea for Kimmel — and sounded like a pretty sweet deal that he might want to try out.
“By the way, I’m thinking of hiring Michael Cohen as my lawyer,” Kimmel joked. “He only has three clients and apparently, he works for free. He doesn’t take money from anyone.”
Kimmel also couldn’t help but wonder what it was Hannity needed from a lawyer who seems to have such an extremely specific specialty.
“Hannity was tweeting furiously this afternoon. As you might imagine he wants to distance himself from a lawyer who his only job seems to be paying women out. He wrote, ‘I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party.’ What kind of legal advice doesn’t involve a third party? Unless…maybe Sean Hannity was thinking about suing himself?” Kimmel asked.
“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 never disclosed that he is also represented by a member of that legal team! If this is the biggest witch hunt in history, as they say it is, we are running out of spots on the broomstick. It’s getting very full. We may have to add an extension to this thing.”
You can watch all of this portion of Kimmel’s monologue from Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the video embedded at the top of this post.