Michael Cohen’s hearing yesterday was pretty interesting…
According to sources within the courtroom, Judge Kimba Wood was ready to allow Michael Cohen to submit the name of his 3rd client under seal, who we now know is Sean Hannity. An attorney for CNN and the New York Times, however, approached the podium and convinced her otherwise.
Via Twitter, The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand wrote,
CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz confirmed the “under seal” part, and also said that the attorney was representing his employer:
According to the New York Times, Mr. Balin does indeed represent CNN:
Robert D. Balin, a lawyer for various media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN and others, interrupted the hearing to argue that embarrassment was not a sufficient cause to withhold a client’s name, and Judge Wood agreed.
After Mr. Hannity was named, there were audible gasps from the spectators.
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