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USA TODAY Opinion_Eileen Rivers
Michael Cohen’s client list is rivaling Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Client List when it comes to drama.
An attorney for President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen named Fox News host Sean Hannity as one of Cohen’s clients Monday, inspiring late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
We thought the great Jimmy Kimmel-Sean Hannity feud of 2018 had been extinguished, but the news caused Kimmel to revisit his “pal” that evening.
“Isn’t that interesting, that he would need advice from Michael Cohen?” the host asked viewers.
Hannity denied being on Cohen’s client list on Twitter Monday, writing “Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees.”
He did admit to “occasionally” having “brief discussions with Cohen about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.”
“I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear, they never involved any matter between me and a third-party,” Hannity added in his social media post.
“What kind of legal advice doesn’t involve a third party?” Kimmel wondered. “Unless maybe Sean Hannity was thinking about suing himself?”
On his radio program, Hannity said his conversations with Cohen “dealt almost exclusively about real estate.”
Assuming Hannity is represented by Cohen, Kimmel said, “If this is the biggest witch hunt in history — as they say it is — we’re running out of spots on the broomstick.”
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
How did the announcement make Colbert feel? Apparently pretty euphoric. After showing a clip of CNN sharing the news, the camera panned to the funnyman lounging in a leather chair and caressing himself while he sipped on red wine.
Colbert also proposed plans to his former Daily Show cohort Jon Stewart, who frequently used to mock Hannity as anchor of the Comedy Central show.
“Jon Stewart, after the show, I’m gonna come over, and we’re just going to spoon — just spoon,” Colbert suggested. “This is crazy!”
“We may never know, but it doesn’t matter what Cohen was doing for (Hannity),” Colbert continued. “What does matter is that Sean Hannity is out there every day, every night defending Trump and Michael Cohen.”
“What else haven’t you been telling us?” Colbert wondered about Hannity. “That you share a barber with the LEGO man?”
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Noah called out Hannity for being “unethical” for not divulging his relationship with Cohen. “Which, even for Sean Hannity, is pretty shady,” the comedian said in the NSFW clip.
“Even Instagram models have higher ethical standards,” Noah reasoned. “Because, they’ll be like ‘drink tummy tea, by the way, I’m sponsored by tummy tea.’ “
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