Did Trump Insinuate Michael Cohen’s Going To Talk About Hannity In House Testimony?

Did Trump Insinuate Michael Cohen’s Going To Talk About Hannity In House Testimony?

Reacting to news that his former attorney Michael Cohen had delayed next month’s House testimony over due to “ongoing threats against his family from President Trump,” the president said that Cohen was only threatened by the “truth.”

He also seemingly implicated his good friend and Fox News host Sean Hannity, stating that Cohen likely postponed the congressional testimony because he didn’t want to be truthful about his “other clients.”

“Michael Cohen says he’s been threatened by you and his family has been threatened,” a reporter asked Trump during a White House press spray Wednesday afternoon.

“I would say he’s threatened by the truth,” the president responded. “He’s only been threatened by the truth.”

He continued, “He doesn’t want to do that probably for me or other of his clients. He has other clients also, I assume, and he doesn’t want to tell the truth for me or other of his clients.”

Last year, shortly after his home and office had been raided by the FBI, Cohen revealed to a shocked courtroom that one of his few clients — and one he had kept secret until then — was none other than Hannity. The Fox News star and White House shadow chief of staff would respond by saying he never “retained him in a traditional sense” and that he only sought him out for real estate advice.

Meanwhile, during his radio show last week, Hannity said he “would not recommend” Cohen testify before Congress:

Prior to Cohen backing out of his testimony, Trump said during a Fox News interview that Cohen’s father-in-law should be investigated “because that’s the one that people want to look at. Because where does that money — that’s the money in the family.” Trump would follow those comments with a tweet repeating his call for Cohen’s father-in-law to be looked at.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.