A judge ordered President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to disclose a mystery third “client”, which turned out to be Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Vanity Fair‘s Gabriel Sherman called into MSNBC minutes after the news, claiming that Hannity hired Cohen last year following Bill O’Reilly‘s firing from Fox News in the in fear of a severe ad boycott.
“You know, this is a fast-moving story, so I am going to be doing a lot more reporting but what I have heard so far is that at some point last year Sean Hannity hired Michael Cohen to help defend him against left-wing groups that were calling for boycotts in the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News,” Sherman told host Ali Velshi.
However, Hannity denies this was the case and only spoke to Michael Cohen regarding real estate:
Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him 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.
In response to some wild speculation, let me make clear that I did not ask Michael Cohen to bring this proceeding on my behalf, I have no personal interest in this proceeding, and, in fact, asked that my de minimis discussions with Michael Cohen, which dealt almost exclusively about real estate, not be made a part of this proceeding.
Now we find out that federal Judge Kimba Wood, who ordered Sean Hannity‘s name outed, performed a non-denominational ceremony for billionaire George Soros and Tamiko Bolton which was attended by members of the couple’s families, including his five children, a source familiar with the arrangements told Reuters a Page six report told.
George Soros is well known to have strong ties with Hillary Clinton and has made it his life mission to bring down Donald Trump, Soros declared Trump will “disappear” in 2020, calling his presidency a “danger to the world” in a speech at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos.
Soros said his “goal” is to “reestablish a functioning two-party system” in the United States.
“Clearly, I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world,” Soros said at a World Economic Forum event. “But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner.
Dr Sebastion Gorka called for Judge Kimba Wood’s recusal noting “she has power over the lawyer who works for the man who beat Bill’s wife in the 2016 election.”
Judge Kimba Wood is presiding over trial of @realDonaldTrump’s lawyer.
She was picked by Bill Clinton to be Attorney General.
Now she has power over the lawyer who works for the man who beat Bill’s wife in the 2016 election.
WHERE’S THE THE RECUSAL?https://t.co/p6lYldIOFa
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) 16 April 2018
Woods who briefly worked at a Playboy casino in 1966, was dubbed the “Love Judge” in 1995 when the wife of Frank Richardson a multimillionaire Wall Street financier found his secret diary, which was filled stories of his illicit romance with the jurist.
Kimba Wood was Bill Clinton’s choice of federal judge, but within a day of the nomination, it was found she had employed an undocumented immigrant to look after her child. Wood had done this at a time when it was legal and had paid Social Security taxes for the worker, but the disclosures were enough to cause the immediate withdrawal of Wood from consideration.