President Donald Trump was one.
Moments before Sean Hannity's radio show started on Monday, an astonishing story broke: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, revealed that Hannity was the third mystery client he had provided legal services to over the past year.
Prosecutors are arguing that the documents and electronics seized from Cohen's office and home should not be protected by attorney-client privilege.
Hannity's name was revealed on Monday by Cohen's lawyer during a Manhattan Federal Court hearing Federal Judge Kimba Wood ordered Cohen's lawyers to reveal the name during the hearing Before the revelation.
One was, of course, Trump himself. Broidy, a former GOP fundraiser, resigned from the Republican National Committee on Friday after acknowledging making a $1.6 million payment to a model he impregnated. The Playmate became pregnant and elected to have an abortion.
After Wood demanded Cohen's team reveal the name of the client, an audible gasp went out in the courtroom when Hannity's name was announced, Pegues said.
Sean Hannity attends Geraldo Rivera Launches His New Book "The Geraldo Show: A Memoir" at Del Frisco's Grille on April 2, 2018 in New York City.
Hannity - who was minutes away from beginning his radio show when the announcement was made - said in a statement that Cohen has never represented him and that he never retained him or paid legal fees.
"I have known Michael a long, long time", he continued. I never received an invoice.
"But I have occasionally had brief discussions about legal questions about which I wanted his input and his perspective", Hannity said.
Hannity, an outspoken supporter of Trump, has been a fierce critic of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.
Communications between lawyers and the people they represent are typically kept confidential under the doctrine of attorney-client privilege.
A lawyer for Trump, Joanna Hendon, asked in a filing on Sunday to be allowed to review documents that in any way relate to the president, which she described as being seized amid a "highly politicized, even fevered, atmosphere".
They called the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on Cohen's home, office and hotel room "an operation disquieting to lawyers, clients, citizens, and commentators alike", and repeatedly referred to their client, whom they represent in a personal capacity, as "the president".