Representative David Cicilline made a remark that he was “looking forward” to seeing the testimony of Fox News host Sean Hannity following some comments that Hannity made during an interview with President Trump, The Hill reported.
“Sean Hannity is now volunteering himself as a witness,” Cicilline, a member of the House Judiciary committee, tweeted. “I look forward to his testimony.”
Hannity and President Trump were discussing the hush-money payments to adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels when the TV host said that the President’s former lawyer Michael Cohen allegedly made payments to the actress without previously speaking to Trump.
“I can tell you personally, he said to me at least a dozen times, that he made the decision on the payments and he didn’t tell you,” Hannity said.
President Trump agreed with Hannity that Cohen had made that decision independently.
Following Cohen’s statement that Hannity was one of three clients of the attorney, the TV host insisted that Cohen “was never my attorney”, adding that Cohen said he made the hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels independently.
“He said to me a dozen times he made the decision on the payments & he didn’t tell you,” Hannity said.
“Yup,” Trump answered.
During congressional testimony on Wednesday, Cohen said that Trump was aware of the payment to Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with the President.
Trump has denied the affair and that any payments made could violate campaign finance laws.