MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski kept up her attack on Fox News after Sean Hannity was outed as the mystery third client of President Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen.
The conservative broadcaster begged the court to keep his identity secret as Cohen tries to prove he’s a lawyer in the “traditional” sense, but Judge Kimba Wood found no lawful reason to do so.
“It’s not one of a hundred clients,” Brzezinski said.
The “Morning Joe” host said Hannity should have revealed his potential conflict of interest while commenting critically of the FBI raid on Cohen’s home and office, and she said the situation posed a real challenge for Fox News.
“Did Sean Hannity tell his bosses that, ‘I’m a third client of Michael Cohen and I’m going on the air tonight?'” Brzezinski said. “Because, I will tell you, if he did not and then he proceeded to do the coverage that he’s been doing for months, honestly, and it appears he intends to continue doing, he’s lying to his viewers — bald-faced lying to his viewers to not disclose that he’s a third client of Michael Cohen and yet to do these incredible hit jobs on the raid on Michael Cohen’s office, of which his stuff is being raided and taken away.”
Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough said their friends at Fox News say they’re embarrassed by Hannity, the network’s highest paid host, and she wondered how long he could stay on the air.
“This is crazy,” she added. “This is crazy town in the news business. If you do not take him into the office and figure out how to go forward with this host on Fox News, then I don’t — I don’t know what you’re doing over there. I don’t know what has happened over there.”