When the Hannity-Cohen relationship was revealed, there were a lot of journalists critical of Sean Hannity for not disclosing in full his relationship with Michael Cohen. Sean is deserving of a bit of criticism for not being upfront about it, but FOX News has looked at it and determined there was no harm and no foul. On the other side, however, it would be good if the Hannity critics would take a looks at the Clinton’s personal lawyer. Bob Barnett is no stranger to politicians inside the Beltway and peddles himself as the “leading representatives of television news correspondents.” Did we mention that he his Bill and Hillary’s go-to lawyer? Hmmmmm.
As Written and Reported By Amber Athey for the Daily Caller:
The media is up in arms this week over Fox News host Sean Hannity’s relationship with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
Journalists have decided it was improper for Hannity not to disclose his relationship with Cohen while defending him on air, but many have had their own connections to a famed political lawyer.
Bob Barnett has represented scores of politicians, including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Laura Bush. He served as the Clintons’ personal lawyer while they were in the White House. In addition, he is one of the most prominent lawyers representing journalists and TV anchors.
In fact, his own website describes him as the “leading representatives of television news correspondents.” A Washingtonian article from 2008 says Barnett is “Washington’s indispensable man, the link among politicians, authors, government officials, journalists, ex-presidents, future presidents, and even foreign leaders.”
According to Barnett, he has represented famed Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Jim Acosta, and Jeff Zeleny, MSNBC’s Brian Williams, Peter Alexander, and Chris Jansing, and Fox ….
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