Diehard Republican and Fox News poster boy Sean Hannity has been named as a client of Michael Cohen, the lawyer of US President Donald Trump who paid off adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about the sordid affair she had with him. This whole situation has made Daniels the centre of a media storm, and her own lawyer has entered into a personal feud with Trump’s over it.

However, Hannity insists that he has never hired Cohen or kept him on retainer or paid him or been billed by him or brought him on as a consultant in any matters. He claims that he has had no professional connections with the guy ever, period.

He announced on Twitter, “Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter.” However, he has admitted to meeting with Cohen in an unofficial capacity in order to get “his input and perspective” on legal concerns.

Stephen Colbert is lapping it up

Late-night TV host and comedian Stephen Colbert – a diehard liberal who loves to poke fun at high-profile right-wingers – has really been enjoying this new revelation. It made his year. When the news came in, he said, “This is CRAZY!!” and reminded his viewers that Cohen only has a handful of clients – and “all he does for them is pay off mistresses.” So, the comic posed the question, “Who did Sean Hannity have sex with?”