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Rep. David Cicilline says Sean Hannity should be subpoenaed over Michael Cohen

Fox News host asserts in interview with Trump that Cohen gave him information that conflicts with his Oversight testimony

Fox News host Sean Hannity interviews President Donald Trump before a campaign rally in Las Vegas in September. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images file photo)

Fox News host Sean Hannity appeared to insert himself into the congressional investigation of President Donald Trump in an interview with Trump aired Thursday night, leading to speculation that he could be subpoenaed.

Hannity asserted to the president that Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney who testified in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, gave him information that conflicts with Cohen’s testimony.

Cohen explained to the committee that Trump directed him to make illegal hush money payments to pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels.

On Thursday Hannity told Trump “I can tell you personally, he said to me at least a dozen times, that he [Cohen] made the decision on the payments and he didn’t tell you.”

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Hannity’s comment caught the attention of Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island.

“I look forward to his [Hannity’s] testimony,” Cicilline said in a tweet.

National security lawyer Bradley P. Moss had a similar thought.

“Hannity just made himself a witness in a congressional inquiry and the SDNY [Southern District of New York] probe,” Moss said.

The president declared in a succession of tweets Friday that Cohen is “totally discredited” and he criticized Democrats for pursuing investigative inquiries about his finances.

Cohen is scheduled to begin serving a three-year prison sentence in May.

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