More than a couple of folks urged that was the case on Monday after the Fox News host insisted that he was by no means represented by lawyer Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump’s private lawyer is at the moment on the coronary heart of a federal investigation.
Earlier within the day, Cohen’s group of legal professionals tried unsuccessfully to guard the id of a “thriller” shopper, who turned out to be Hannity. After the information broke, Hannity stated on his radio present:
“I by no means gave him a retainer. Never paid any charges. I’ll have handed him $10 as soon as. I requested attorney-client privilege with him, and assumed our conversations can be confidential, however they’ve by no means concerned any matter with him and any third occasion.”
The line about how he “might have” given Cohen $10 to achieve “attorney-client privilege” was what captured folks’s consideration. While cash is mostly not a requirement for invoking that privilege, the notion persists in fashionable tradition and has been used as a plot gadget on quite a few TV applications, together with “Breaking Bad.”
In the second season episode titled “Better Call Saul,” lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) ― who would later star in his own show by that title ― urged Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) to “put a dollar in my pocket” to make sure attorney-client privilege. That had folks questioning if Hannity’s personal authorized notions got here from TV exhibits:
Hannity handing Cohen $10 and asking for attorney-client privilege is LITERALLY an episode of Breaking Bad.
— Chris Smallwood (@smallywood) April 17, 2018
Holy shit, Jake tapper simply stated that he heard on Hannity’s present that he would give Cohen $10 so have lawyer shopper privilege. That’s actually a Saul Goodman scene from Breaking Bad
— Live, Laugh, Lose (@demeatloaf) April 16, 2018
Sean Hannity clearly a Breaking Bad fan, as that is precisely what occurred in one among this primary episodes Saul was launched https://t.co/3VRko5Xku5
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) April 16, 2018
Sean Hannity’s “may need paid him $10.00 for privilege “ is taken proper out of Breaking Bad.
— Joe Freni (@JoeFreni) April 16, 2018
Wait. Does Sean Hannity suppose Breaking Bad was a documentary?
— A. Zem… see, it is a Hamilton reference. Get it? (@anjyrulz) April 16, 2018
Pretty certain Hannity swiped that “I gave him ten bucks so we’ve got lawyer shopper privilege” from the Breaking Bad episode “Better Call Saul” – the one distinction is Saul requested for $1 not $10. #itdoesntworkthatway
— scary lawyerguy (@scarylawyerguy) April 17, 2018
Hannity’s assertion on how he secured lawyer shopper privilege:
“Never obtained an bill, by no means paid any charges, may need handed him $10…”
Dude wants to put off the Breaking Bad. Cohen isn’t any Saul Goodman.
Or is he? pic.twitter.com/pZqa99os9P
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) April 17, 2018