Dem Congressman Calls for Fox News to Fire Sean Hannity
As the media continuously foams at the mouth screaming about how President Donald Trump is a threat to the media, a Democratic lawmaker is now directly calling for Fox News to fire Sean Hannity.
During an appearance on CNN on Monday, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) called for Hannity to be fired for being represented by Michael Cohen and reporting on things that he does not like.
“I think he is so into this like a pig in the mud he can’t get out of it. And I think he deserves to be fired. His word can never again be trusted,” Connolly said on CNN.
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-MA) calls on Fox News to fire Sean Hannity pic.twitter.com/jsnCeHhK8J
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 16, 2018
Connolly claimed during his attack on free press that Hannity having the same lawyer as Trump is “a big stain on Hannity and Fox News.”
The real issue however, seemed to be the fact that Hannity covers things and asks questions about issues that make Connolly uncomfortable. The congressman cited the fact that Hannity has repeatedly asked questions about the unsolved murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
Hannity tweeted that he has never formally been represented by Cohen in any legal proceedings or paid him any fees.
“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,” Hannity tweeted. “I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party.”
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.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 16, 2018
Hannity explained that the discussions were mostly focused on legal questions regarding real estate.