Fox News host Shepard Smith acknowledged Hannity's connection to Cohen on the air Monday. "I never retained him in the traditional sense".
"Michael never represented me in any matter", he said. Hannity's name was revealed on Monday by Cohen's lawyer during a Manhattan Federal Court hearing Federal Judge Kimba Wood ordered Cohen's lawyers to reveal the name during the hearing Before the revelation. "I never got an invoice".
Late Sunday, lawyers for Trump asked for copies of the seized material to be turned over so the President could review them for confidential information.
Cohen is under criminal investigation, prosecutors confirmed last Friday.
Prosecutors with the USA attorney's office in Manhattan said they have a "filter team" of lawyers separate from those involved in the investigation in place to review the documents for any communications between Cohen and his clients.
Prosecutors have asked that the seized documents be reviewed for attorney-client privilege by a "filter team" of lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team. The second is Elliot Brody, who, according to the Wall Street Journal, hired Cohen to negotiate $1.6 million in payments to a former Playboy model who said Broidy had impregnated her. Cohen's lawyers then wrote of Hannity, "The third legal client directed Mr. Cohen not to reveal the identity publicly". Hannity was named Monday as a client Michael Cohen. For seven, the letter said, the work "appears to be providing strategic advice and business consulting, for which privilege would not attach".
McKay, the federal prosecutor, said in a court motion arguing against this that Cohen's request was "unprecedented and is not supported by case law".
Others also noted the silence.
The search warrant authorizing the raid indicated prosecutors were looking into potential violations of bank fraud, wire fraud, and campaign finance violations, sources told CNN. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is engaged in a legal battle with Cohen over a $130,000 agreement for her to keep quiet about a 2006 sexual encounter she says she had with Trump. Separately, former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who has also said she had an affair with Trump, received $150,000 from the parent company of the National Enquirer. I never paid legal fees to Michael.