Prosecutors are arguing that the documents and electronics seized from Cohen’s office and home should not be protected by attorney-client privilege.
Hannity addressed the revelation of his name in court on Monday, telling listeners on his radio show that Cohen “never represented me in any matter” and that he occasionally sought’s Cohen’s advice on legal matters.
“I never retained him in the traditional sense as retaining a lawyer, I never received an invoice from Michael, I never paid legal fees to Michael, but I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.”
Hannity said he assumed the conversations between himself and Cohen were “attorney-client confidential” but made clear on his show “not one of any issue I ever dealt with Michael Cohen on ever involved a matter between me and any third party.”
Jeff Pegues and Clare Hymes contributed to this report.
This is a developing story and will be updated.