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Fox News personality Sean Hannity attends The Hollywood Reporter’s annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media event on April 12 in New York. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File

Both Fox News host Sean Hannity and the media company itself have downplayed the revelation in open court Monday that Hannity was the third, then-unnamed client that Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, listed in a Monday court filing in Cohen’s temporary restraining order proceeding before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York.

“Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. 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,” Hannity said in a statement posted on his professional website.

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Colby Hamilton

B. Colby Hamilton is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal and Law.com.

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