Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, explicitly told Bill Maher last night what he had previously hinted at: that material seized in the FBI raid on Trump attorney Michael Cohen will probably be an even bigger problem for Sean Hannity than the revelation that he’s been a secret client.
I highly recommend the entire interview with Avenatti. He called Cohen “a zero” who is neither tough nor smart, two qualities needed in a fixer. Trump has surrounded himself with people who are incompetent, Avenatti said, “and the chickens are going to come home to roost.”
Avenatti's comments about Hannity and Cohen begin at about 5:50. Here’s the important quote:
"I think that when the documents actually come out – and there are documents, there’s no question in my mind there are documents with Sean Hannity’s name on them. The extent of that relationship, when it finally surfaces, I think will be very embarrassing to Sean Hannity."
This validates what I said several days ago: that whatever material Cohen has with Hannity’s name on it will be far more significant than his failure to disclose that Cohen gave him legal advice.
Avenatti previously hinted at that when he said on MSNBC, earlier in the week, that Cohen had tried to claim attorney-client privilege with Sean Hannity in order to conceal documents from prosecutors.
"There is no question in my mind that there is one or more documents with Sean Hannity’s name on it that Michael Cohen does not want disclosed. … This is just instinctually what I know as an 18-year trial lawyer who’s dealt with a lot of big cases, OK? There is a reason why they want Sean Hannity’s name as a client and it has everything to do, not with what happened today, but with the next shoe to drop which involves a document, an email, a text message.
There is something there. Michael Cohen doesn’t just volunteer the name Sean Hannity as a client unless there is a document that they want to deep-six or keep confidential. It doesn’t happen, it just doesn’t happen."
For some reason, the media has been focusing on Hannity’s status as a client (or not) and his failure to disclose his relationship with Cohen which, granted, is significant. But as Avenatti suggested, Hannity seems to have been involved with Cohen in ways that have nothing to do with being a law client. In fact, as I wrote earlier in the week, some of Hannity's cagey language suggested as much. The fact that Cohen had Hannity’s apparent approval to assert attorney-client privilege over material involving him, while also claiming not to be a client, is even more suspicious.
Now, at least The Daily Beast seems to have caught on
Interestingly, Avenatti went on to say that he thought Cohen was under electronic surveillance and that “the basis for the warrants was the fact that the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office had reason to believe that Michael Cohen was undertaking efforts to destroy documents.”
This raises more interesting questions: What documents might Cohen have been trying to destroy? And which ones, if any, had Hannity’s name on them?
One other interesting factoid from the interview: Avenatti indicated he’d be interested in running for political office.
Watch Avenatti predict more trouble for Hannity below, from the April 20, 2018 Real Time with Bill Maher.
The gem that is scheduled for release is so bad that all of her social friends and connections to nonprofit organizations on Long Island will distance themselves from her. They will call and write emails to her to say thanks, no thanks.
If she was smart she file for divorce before it’s too late. Leave Long Island and head back to Alabama to start a new life.
The Stop Hannity Express said in the past that Pie had some explaining to do for his dirty deeds from the past.
This Long Island Omen has many, many, MANY skeletons in his walk-in closet. And all of them will see the light of day. There is nothing this old hawk can do to stop it.
Coming down the pipeline:
1. Fox “News” makes a serious decision
2. No more tennis for the children
3. The backlash begins for the Hannie Pie family
4. A humiliated wife.
5. The other women
6. Crooked Pie loses his audience
7. Broadcasting career is threatened
8. Premiere makes a serious decision
9. Talkers Magazine in a pickle
10. Pie’s friends feel betrayed
11. Private conversations no longer private
12. Julian Assange
NOTE TO HANNITY
Impeccable reputation?!! You?!! Bwahahahah! What reputation? There’s another big surprise coming your way. It’s not good.