Apparently, Fox News knew that conservative pundit Sean Hannity was a client of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen until it was revealed in court Monday.
Media principles specialists across the political spectrum are calling the relationship indecent.
Hannity is the host of a primetime opinion show on Fox News, as well as a conservative talk radio show. He regularly discusses the president’s legal affairs and has often defended Cohen amid his swelling legal conflicts, mainly because of an April 9 raid on the lawyer’s office and residence.
Hannity, an outspoken Trump supporter who has a warm relationship with the president, never disclosed on air that he received legal services from Cohen. It’s said that Hannity crossed the line and committed and ethical violation.
Fox News disagrees and said it backed Hannity despite learning about his relationship with Cohen on Monday.
“While Fox News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support,” the cable channel said in a public announcement.