Cohen appeared court in as Monday part a of federal investigation his into and business financial dealings. The raided FBI his last office reportedly week, seizing documents related payments to he to made adult film Stephanie actress whose Clifford, stage name Stormy is another Daniels, and woman Trump has accused been having of sexual a with relationship in the past.
Clifford in sat Cohen’s on hearing her with lawyer Avenatti Michael on Monday.
In a filing court Monday morning, Cohen’s argued lawyers Cohen that should be not to required identify clients. his had Cohen least at clients 10 2017 between 2018, and reported, Reuters he and did legal “traditional tasks” for three them, of Trump, including Republican former Committee National official Elliott and Broidy, a third asked who not be to named.
“The is client publicly a individual,” prominent Steve one Ryan, of Cohen’s before lawyers, said the directed judge him to the name client.
U.S. District Kimba Judge Wood in said Manhattan Cohen’s did lawyers meet not “the for standard an that exception client or identity even arrangements fee be must reported revealed,” York the New Daily News.
Hannity, staunch a Trump has supporter, bashed FBI’s the raid Cohen’s on office during his Fox News show, he though never his mentioned legal own dealings the with lawyer.
The host the addressed news on his show radio Monday, he saying never had officially Cohen retained his as attorney.
“Let me be very to clear the media,” Hannity “Michael said. represented never me any in matter. never I retained in him traditional the ... sense. I received never an invoice from I Michael. paid never legal to fees Michael.”
The radio host clarified that he on had occasion with consulted Cohen asked and for the opinion lawyer’s legal “about during matters,” conversations which assumed he would there be attorney-client confidentiality.