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Sean Hannity Radio Show Scrambles Amid Trump Lawyer Bombshell

Sean Hannity in a polo shirt posing with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in a suit.

On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, revealed his third mystery client in court: none other than Fox News host Sean Hannity. As Hannity's radio show began at 3 p.m., the host was nowhere to be heard.

Hannity eventually insisted that "Michael never represented me in any matter, I never retained him in any traditional sense in retaining a lawyer." It took him more than 45 minutes to address this.

"The Sean Hannity radio show just started. There's SILENCE. DEAD. AIR," Think Progress editor Zack Ford tweeted.

The dead air gave way to music, recordings of former FBI Director James Comey's ABC News interview, and show promos.

Others also noted the silence. Think Progress founder Judd Legum noted that it was a "train wreck."

New York Magazine's Yashar Ali noted that Hannity said, "I'm going to have to decide if I'm going to put out a statement here."

He gave a brief statement to The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus: "We have been friends a long time. I have sought legal advice from Michael."