During an interview with President Donald Trump that aired Thursday evening on Fox News, host Sean Hannity blurted out something that could wind up landing him in front of a Congressional committee and a federal grand jury.
At one point in the Trump interview, Hannity told the president:
“I was kind of dragged in a little bit into the Michael Cohen issue.
“I can tell you personally, he said to me at least a dozen times that he made the decision on the payments and he didn’t tell you. He told me, personally.”
That admission may well have serious legal consequences for Hannity, according to legal experts.
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance noted:
Next subpoena is for Hannity. https://t.co/GuOAGLWZrX
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 1, 2019
That was echoed by Mimi Rocah, a former prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York:
Right, and then Trump paid Cohen back anyway because he’s such a nice guy. SDNY should subpoena Hannity. No Attorney-client priv here & he didn’t learn this in his capacity as a “journalist.” https://t.co/F4xCkJ0qOX
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) March 1, 2019
National security expert Bradley Moss also suggested that Hannity had just walked into a big mess:
Hannity just made himself a witness in a congressional inquiry and the SDNY probe https://t.co/pdSnvztayR
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) March 1, 2019
Rep. David Cicilline, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, sounded like he was ready to issue a subpoena for Hannity, too:
Sean Hannity is now volunteering himself as a witness. I look forward to his testimony. https://t.co/eOjhlkg4mU
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) March 1, 2019
Much like Trump, Sean Hannity doesn’t seem to realize that he should choose his words carefully before he blurts out things that will incriminate him or others. It’s very possible that the Fox host was merely trying to brag that he had some “inside information” while speaking with the president, who also loves to boast.
Then again, Sean may well have said what he did in an attempt to shield Trump. Either way, he’s just blabbed his way into the middle of an ongoing investigation, and he’d better hope he has a good lawyer on retainer.
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