However, in light of this week's disclosure questions are being asked of "Hannity's journalistic integrity and ethics", and why the Fox News figurehead did not disclose any information on his professional relationship with Michael Cohen.
The phone calls between President Trump and Sean Hannity come early in the morning or late at night, after the Fox News host goes off the air. As someone who knows and likes him, I certainly hope not.
"As to the one unnamed legal client, we do not believe that Mr. Cohen should be asked to reveal the name or can permissibly do so", the letter said. In a letter to the court Monday morning, Cohen's lawyers said his third recent client, besides Trump and Broidy, wished to remain anonymous.
Hannity was revealed to be Cohen's client during a hearing Monday afternoon related to Federal Bureau of Investigation raids of Cohen's office, hotel room and home.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, a former judge, isn't buying it.
Hannity responded to the ensuing media reportage, telling his audience that Cohen never represented him in any legal matter and that he never "retained [Cohen's] services".
Stephen Ryan testified that Hannity was Cohen's third client. He said that he might have paid Cohen a small fee, after all, and said he did not merely assume that their conversations were privileged but rather sought assurances.
"Here's the problem: Hannity needed to inform his viewers", Kurtz said. "Do you think that was a billable hour for Michael Cohen?"