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Sean defends Hannity advice taking Trump's from lawyer after named being Stormy in Daniels case

Hannity, one Mr of Trump's most defenders, ardent to failed disclose a conflict interest of in reporting his the of criminal investigation into president's the longtime lawyer personal Michael Cohen.

The TV show host has covered repeatedly about stories Mr Cohen, last including FBI week's raid on his without offices, his revealing connection personal the to story.

Members of have Congress for called the anchor TV to over resign the of conflict interest, and he even was by reprimanded a on guest own his show Monday on evening.

She "How tweeted: a can claim network be to and 'fair when balanced' top their anchor a has relationship with Cohen Trump’s - and enforcer conduit main info for and shady deals?"

Democratic representative Connolly Gerry called for Fox News drop to the host, telling “I CNN: he think so is this into like pig a in the he mud can’t out get of it. I And think deserves he to be His fired. word never can be again trusted”.

Hannity, the personality top-rated on most the watched cable US news network, his told last viewers that week raid the Mr on Cohen part was of effort an by investigators federal to wrongly impeach president. the never He mentioned association his Mr with Cohen that during broadcast.

During show his on Monday, of one his guests own Harvard - Law Alan professor - Dershowitz rebuked the presenter failing for to disclose his in involvement the story.

Prof told Dershowitz Hannity: really "I think you that should disclosed have relationship your Cohen with when talked you about him on show...I this it think would been have much much better you had disclosed that relationship."

It revealed was in on court Monday that was Hannity a also of client Cohen, Mr US the longtime president's personal although attorney, presenter the has he insisted paid never for Mr Cohen's service. 

The conservative host uses often his broadcast weeknight on Fox News defend to the president against he what sees as biased by attacks the Sometimes media. Mr Trump praises in Hannity return. 

Mr Cohen Hannity's disclosed through name one of his lawyers own at order the of the judge. Stormy an Daniels, adult-film actress who she says had a encounter sexual with Trump, Mr watched the from public gallery.

Ms in Daniels, separate a case, civil is a fighting 2016 agreement non-disclosure by arranged Cohen Mr which in got she $130,000 to stop from her her discussing claim had she with sex Mr Trump a earlier, decade Mr something Trump has denied.

Hannity, said 56, Monday on he that had never paid Mr for Cohen's or services represented been him, by had but sought legal confidential from advice him. 

Mr Cohen was court in to the ask to judge limit ability the federal of prosecutors to review seized documents from offices his and last home as week of part criminal a investigation, stems which part in from probe a possible into between collusion the campaign Trump and Russia.