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"Michael Cohen, President Trump's fixer," writes The Atlantic, "was in court, trying to shield documents seized in a raid Monday on his office, home, and hotel room from prosecutors:"

Cohen had invoked attorney-client privilege to ask the court to hold documents back, but there have been questions about the extent to which Cohen was actually working as a lawyer. Cohen's attorneys said he had three clients for whom his work was legal in nature. Two were previously known: Trump, and Elliott Broidy, a major GOP fundraiser for whom Cohen arranged a $1.6 million payout to a Playboy Playmate whom he had impregnated.

Cohen's lawyer wrote to Judge Kimba Wood, "The third legal client directed Mr. Cohen to not to reveal the identity publicly." But Wood ordered Cohen to reveal the name Monday afternoon.

It was Sean Hannity.

ThinkProgress proclaims that "It's been a rough start to the week for Sean Hannity," and describes Hannity's on-air dissembling:

Hannity then had to try and figure out how to address the bombshell revelation while he was meant to be doing his radio show -- which played 10 minutes of music and James Comey's ABC interview before Hannity finally showed up and said he was working to decide whether to address the news.

Around two hours later, Hannity decided to pull the "we're just friends" routine. He told a Wall Street Journal reporter that he and Cohen "have been friends for a long time. I have sought legal advice for Michael." He then took to Twitter to claim that he had "no personal interest" in Cohen's proceeding and that his discussions with the lawyer had mostly involved "real estate."

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