Now that they control the House, Democrats leave little doubt that they intend to dig up something on President Donald Trump to try to remove him from office, and now may have a new angle to pull it off: Sean Hannity.
The president appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday evening and it was during the interview that the show’s namesake may have become Target #2 for Democrats.
While discussing former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony this week before Congress, which included an allegation that Trump approved hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen MacDougal, Hannity spoke of Cohen personally denying the claim.
“I can tell you personally, [Cohen] said to me at least a dozen times, that he made the decision on the payments and he didn’t tell you,” Hannity told the president.
While working for Trump, Cohen appeared on “Hannity” a number of times and the attorney told the Southern District of New York that Hannity was a client of his — he disputed this during the interview.
“He was never my attorney,” Hannity stated. “He did apologize to me for his attorney saying that in court.”
Hannity’s revelation that Cohen denied to him what the lawyer told Congress caught the eye of Rhode Island Democratic Congressman David Cicilline.
The lawmaker ominously tweeted: “Sean Hannity is now volunteering himself as a witness. I look forward to his testimony.”
Sean Hannity is now volunteering himself as a witness. I look forward to his testimony. https://t.co/eOjhlkg4mU
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) March 1, 2019
A common word seen in the reactions was “subpoena” — which Democrats like Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez likes to wield like a club:
Hannity admitted on air he had private conversations with Michael Cohen.
He needs to be called to testify publicly in front of Congress. Subpoena him.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 1, 2019
Right, and then Trump paid Cohen back anyway because he’s such a nice guy. SDNY should subpoena Hannity. No Attorney-client priv here & he didn’t learn this in his capacity as a “journalist.” https://t.co/F4xCkJ0qOX
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) March 1, 2019
Next subpoena is for Hannity. https://t.co/GuOAGLWZrX
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 1, 2019
It was enough to make the anti-Trump/anti-Fox News cabal giddy over the possible outcome:
@seanhannity COME ON DOWN! You are the next contestant on “The Price Is Not Right!”
— Kris Johnson (@MzKrisJohnson) March 1, 2019
I hope they subpoena him, and he says that under oath. Then they can all go to jail together.
— Ashley C ? (@asc6886) March 1, 2019
— Roll Fizzlebeef (@Fremdschaemen76) March 1, 2019
— Joe (@jfg1984) March 1, 2019
Please follow through! This needs to happen!
— Austin Fetzer (@ZenYeti98) March 1, 2019
Please note his first statement is giving up any potential attorney client privilege with Michael Cohen. Also note in other statements he has claimed to be a pundit and not a journalist.
— powen01 (@powen01) March 1, 2019
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