5 months ago
Stephen Colbert poured a glass of red and rubbed his chest on air after news broke that Fox News’ Sean Hannity is the third, unnamed “mystery” client of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. A judge ordered the revelation in court on Monday after Hannity requested to remain unnamed, which set off a spate of reactions across late-night about how “unethical” and “shady” it was of Hannity to report on Cohen without revealing his connection to him.
“How did Fox News let him on the air with this massive conflict of interest? Did he not tell them? Or did he tell them and they just ignored it?” Colbert mused. “I’m going to go with the first one, because I know Sean Hannity, and delivering factual information is not his strong suit.”
The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah had similar punchlines to deliver.
“Hannity has been reporting on this Michael Cohen story from the beginning, from the beginning, but he conveniently never mentioned that Cohen was his guy, which even for Sean Hannity is pretty shady,” Noah said. “I mean, even Instagram models will have higher standards.”
Jimmy Kimmel, who’s coming off a public feud with Hannity, was more delicate than Colbert and Noah, but still got in his jabs.
“Isn’t that interesting?” Kimmel said about the revelation, noting in Hannity’s statement the Fox News host insisted he didn’t retain Cohen “in the traditional sense,” and never paid him legal fees.
“That sounds normal. He has a lawyer he doesn’t pay,” Kimmel joked. “By the way, I’m thinking of hiring Michael Cohen as my lawyer. He only has three clients, and apparently, he works for free. He doesn’t take money from anyone.”
Take a look at the clips below.