As soon as Bloomberg News revealed to the world that Fox News personality Sean Hannity is Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s secret third client, Twitter had a field day of hot takes, outrage and hilarity.
“Holy cannoli,” CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted with a link to the news.
Holy cannoli https://t.co/dvo2G5eEmU
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 16, 2018
“Why doesn’t @FoxNews have a conflict of interest policy requiring Hannity to disclose his personal interest in the Cohen search when commenting on it?” former White House Office of Government Ethics director Walter Schaub mused.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) April 16, 2018
Vanity Fair special correspondent Joe Hagan, meanwhile, joked that “tonight’s episode of Hannity should be interesting.”
Tonight’s episode of Hannity should be interesting.
— Joe Hagan (@joehagansays) April 16, 2018
Check out more responses below:
Sean Hannity is the hidden lovechild
— michael cohen’s mystery client (@morninggloria) April 16, 2018
The narratives coming out of the DC Character Universe just get wilder and wilder. Michael Cohen's secret third client is Sean Hannity?! Marvel can't compete with this stuff.
— John Green (@johngreen) April 16, 2018
From now on I will only refer to Sean Hannity as "Client Number Three"
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) April 16, 2018
To all the Trump pundits trying to say that Sean Hannity might have a TOALLY innocent reason for hiring Cohen, such as research on his show or to ask a simple question, JUST STOP. @seanhannity went out of his way to keep his name secret-you don't do that if there's no fire.
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 16, 2018
Jeez, it's almost like we can't trust anything Fox News says anymore. Thanks a lot, @seanhannity!
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) April 16, 2018
What car chases will #Hannity put on his show tonight?
— donaldtrumpnewstoday (@irishrygirl) April 16, 2018
Reports indicate Sean Hannity may have had an improper relationship with a "Ruth Chris," meeting with this mysterious woman upwards of 15 times a week. More on this as it develops.
— Stefan Heck (@boring_as_heck) April 16, 2018
"I'll get to an answer to this Michael Cohen development today,” Hannity teases his radio show, before launching into an extended MyPillow ad
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) April 16, 2018
So Sean Hannity has been using his perch at Fox News to rail against the investigation into someone who he didn't disclose was his own lawyer. https://t.co/gGjz3uPMoz
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) April 16, 2018
A federal judge has forced Trump’s personal 'f*cker-upper' Michael Cohen to reveal the identity of his secret client — which turns out to be Trump jock-sniffing sycophant Sean Hannity https://t.co/U9WnqoVSKg @FoxNews
— Bill Madden (@activist360) April 16, 2018
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 16, 2018
I just left the gym, exhausted, and read the Hannity news and all the sudden I feel like I could do 10,000 pushups.
— Christian Finnegan (@ChristFinnegan) April 16, 2018
"The Judge ruled that the third client must be disclosed publicly now." pic.twitter.com/w14Xtcjxt4
— Mike (@85mf) April 16, 2018
"I hardly ever knew Sean Hannity." pic.twitter.com/1wVkdNNfk5
— Daniel Balsz🇺🇸🦅🌊📎❄️ (@dbalsz) April 16, 2018
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Cops Called After COVID-Positive Palin’s Dinner Partner Allegedly Accosts Photographer
Sarah Palin, who is unvaccinated and recently tested positive for COVID-19 three times, was caught dining out in New York City Wednesday evening. A credentialed news photographer was reportedly accosted after he asked her dining companions if they were “concerned” the Republican former governor “tested positive for COVID.”
One man stood up, walked over to the photographer, and according to the website Upper East Site, “roughed up a news photographer filming them dining outdoors.”
Palin, who is in NYC for her defamation case against The New York Times, waved at the photographer, but one of her dinner companions got up and repeatedly asked the journalist, “Are you looking for trouble?” as the video below shows.
“Are you going to hurt –?” the photographer replied, but then the camera shakes as if it had been knocked down, and the video ends.
“The unidentified, large man dining with Palin grabbed the victim’s fingers with both hands, wrenching and twisting them down, slamming the camera to the concrete, the photographer told Upper East Site.”
Police were called and an assault report was filed, Upper East Site reports.
Looks like Sarah Palin’s dinner date wasn’t happy about being filmed. pic.twitter.com/sM8JSBSIZJ
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 28, 2022
Read the entire story here.
Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr and a CC license
Josh Hawley’s ‘Losing Fight’ Against Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee Mocked by Conservative Strategist
Republicans will be making a political mistake if they seek to go all-in against President Joe Biden’s nomination to replace Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, a top GOP strategist explained on Friday.
Former George W. Bush White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen wrote in The Washington Post that “while Biden now gets to pick a justice, he is powerless to change the court’s ideological makeup.”
“The truth is, while every Supreme Court appointment is consequential, this will be the least consequential appointment in decades. So, Republicans should be gracious in victory, and let Democrats have their day,” he counseled.
His advice runs contrary to the approach of one GOP senator.
“Already, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is warning that if Biden “chooses to nominate a left wing activist who will bless his campaign against parents, his abuse of the FBI, his refusal to enforce our immigration laws, and his lawless vaccine mandates, expect a major battle in the Senate.” Here’s a better idea: Unless Biden appoints someone obviously unqualified, don’t pick a losing fight,” he wrote. “After all, the confirmation of Biden’s nominee is virtually assured. Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have supported all of Biden’s judicial nominees, and it is difficult to imagine that they will treat this one differently.”
He urged Republican senators to treat the nominee “graciously.”
Read the full column.
Palm Beach Lawmaker Sues Local Paper Over Attempt to Access Jeffrey Epstein Records
The Palm Beach Post is reporting that the local County Clerk of the Courts is asking the courts to make the paper pay the legal fees he incurred while blocking attempts to access grand jury records related to a 2006 Jeffrey Epstein investigation.
Getting right to the point, the Post’s Jane Musgrave wrote, “Despite insisting he wants the public to know why serial molester Jeffrey Epstein escaped serious punishment 15 years ago, Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts Joe Abruzzo wants to punish The Palm Beach Post for trying to open secret records that could do just that.”
As the report notes, Abruzzo employed the Tampa law firm belonging to Shane Vogt to fight the request at a cost of $32,794 and, in a motion before Circuit Judge Donald Hafele, seeks double that plus additional costs.
At issue are the grand jury transcripts that the Florida lawmaker successfully kept away from the paper.
Explaining the Post’s case, Musgrave wrote, “The newspaper went to court after records showed only one teen was called to testify to the grand jury even though dozens told police Epstein sexually abused them at his Palm Beach mansion.”
“Further, sources familiar with the grand jury proceedings said the 14-year-old girl was vilified by state prosecutors,” she added. “Rather than focus on her claims of abuse, lieutenants for then-State Attorney Barry Krischer quizzed her about her online social media posts where she talked about drinking and boys, they said.”
The report continued, “In court papers, The Post’s attorneys argued that releasing the records would reveal what happened and whether Krischer bowed to pressure from Epstein’s high-octane defense team.”
You can read more here.
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