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Fox News employees fuming at Sean Hannity after being ‘caught off guard’ by Michael Cohen revelation: report

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Reporters at Fox News are angry with prime-time personality Sean Hannity for the conflict-of-interest scandal that has embroiled the network.

In federal court in Manhattan on Monday, it was revealed that Hannity was the mysterious third-client of Donald Trump counselor Michael Cohen.

Anchor Katy Tur brought on “Mr. Pulse-on Fox News,” Vanity Fair special correspondent and MSNBC contributor Gabriel Sherman.

“Sean Hannity, according to the Cohen filing yesterday, asked Cohen to keep his name out of it, to appeal and say I don’t want my name in this it,” Tur noted. “Now he’s on his program saying it was really nothing, I was asking for legal advice about real estate.”

“Fox, from my reporting is going to be releasing an additional statement to try to clarify some of Hannity’s remarks,” Sherman reported. “I can tell you, inside the network, people are confused, they’re angry, no one knew it was coming down the pike, including management, everyone was sort of caught off guard, is what I can tell.”

Late night hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel both mocked Hannity on Monday night. On Tuesday morning, MSNBC anchor Mika Brzenzinski called up Fox News to fire Hannity.

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“And until Hannity and Fox provide a further picture about the relationship between Michael Cohen and Hannity, this is still a live issue for them,” he predicted.

“Clearly, Hannity is very unlikely to be disciplined,” he continued. “He has so much power, he’s the highest rated star on the network, basically, this is a guy who speaks to the president on a regular basis, gives the president political advise, gets the president to tweet to review his show, so the fact that he’s entwined in this legal scandal, I can’t see this to be anything other than this is just more of the same.”

“There are some really good journalists at Fox News, how are they feeling right now?” Tur asked.

“Well, they’re angry,” he answered. “People need to work, this is at some level, this is a job, they need to put a roof over their head, but clearly they’re angry.”

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“It strains a network that already has a sort of tattered reputation and basically there are rules for some people, and clearly not rules for others,” Sherman continued. “So I think again until management at Fox really clarifies this, they have a restive organization.”

The network addressed the situation Tuesday afternoon.

“While FOX News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support,” Fox News said in a statement.

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