Comedian Jimmy Kimmel renewed his feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity as it was revealed Monday that the secret third client of attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen.
“Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, was in court today desperately trying to keep his small client list private,” Kimmel began during his Monday night show. “Cohen has three known clients: One of them is Donald Trump, for whom he paid Stormy Daniels. Client No. 2 is Elliott Broidy. Michael negotiated a $1.6 million payment to a Playboy model he had an affair with…and impregnated, by the way, and she had an abortion, so he’s a good dude.”
But when it came to the third client, “he tried everything to keep it secret, but the judge ordered him to reveal the name of Client No. 3. And shockingly, that client turned out to be my pal Sean Hannity of Fox News.”
Kimmel called it “interesting,” and cited Hannity’s excuse that he tweeted Monday afternoon, said on his radio show and repeated on air that evening.
“Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter,” Hannity insisted. “I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.”
If Hannity never gave Cohen money or retained his services, he’s not a client unless a contract outlines the relationship.
“That sounds normal. He has a lawyer he doesn’t pay,” Kimmel mocked. “Hannity was tweeting furiously this afternoon to distance himself, as you might imagine, from a lawyer whose only job seems to be paying women out.”
He pointed out that Hannity’s tweets say that Cohen never represented him in a matter with a “third party.”
“What kind of legal advice doesn’t involve a third party, unless,” Kimmel said, pausing to ponder. “Maybe Sean Hannity was thinking of suing himself?”
Kimmel called Hannity the “chief propaganda guy for Trump’s legal team,” and criticized the Fox News host for never disclosing to his audience that he was the secret third client.
“If this is the biggest witch-hunt in history, as they say it is, we’re running out of spots on the broomstick,” Kimmel said. “It’s getting very full. We may have to add an extension to this thing.”
Kimmel and Hannity went to war in the past few weeks after Kimmel made a joke about the first lady’s accent while she was reading aloud to children at the White House Easter Egg Roll. Hannity had a meltdown and the two engaged in a public Twitter fight that then spilled over into their respective shows.