Fox News host Sean Hannity has been blasted once again after news broke that he was hiding his involvement with shell companies that spent $90 million buying hundreds of homes across America.
The purchases of low-income family’s forclosed houses were made through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with the help of the National Housing Act loan program, a social program that was first guaranteed under President Obama’s administration.
Secretary Ben Carson’s department was involved as well, after the increased his mortgage for purchases in Georgia by an additional $5 million.
Conveniently enough, Hannity wasn’t forthcoming with his relationship with these organizations when Ben Carson was on his show last June.
During the interview, Hannity attacked public housing, but had all kinds of good things to say about Ben Carson, claiming that he’s “done a good job.”
Even Republicans have been angered by Hannity’s shady dealings, to the point where they’ll say so on his own show.
Attorney Alan Dershowitz recently condemned host Sean Hannity for not having previously disclosed his relationship with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer.
“Well, Sean, I do want to say that I really think you should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen when you talked about him on this show,” Dershowitz said. “You could have said that you had asked him for advice or whatever. […] It would have been much, much better had you disclosed that relationship.”
He stated that Hannity was in a “difficult situation.”
“It was minimal,” Hannity responded.
“I understand that, and you should’ve said that,” Dershowitz replied. “You were in a tough position because, A, you had to talk about Cohen, and, B, you didn’t want the fact that you had spoken with him to be revealed. And you had the right, by the way, not to have your identity revealed.”
“I have the right to privacy […] It was such a minor relationship,” Hannity argued.
“You should have said that,” Dershowitz said.
H/T: The Hill