An unnamed client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, is Fox News host Sean Hannity.
In an earlier court filing Monday morning, lawyers for Cohen refused to identify the recent client — one of three people Cohen represented between 2017 and 2018. The lawyers also refused to identify the names of other past clients.
Lawyers for Cohen — whose business records were seized by FBI agents April 9 — said the unnamed client had told Cohen not to disclose his name and that they believe Cohen had a duty not to disclose his name.
They also said that if Cohen's clients, other than Trump, were publicly revealed, it is "likely to be embarrassing or detrimental to the client."
The refusal sets up a showdown with prosecutors over the issue in a hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon in Manhattan federal court, where Judge Kimba Wood on Friday had asked Cohen's lawyers to identify and number his clients.
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