Sean Hannity responds to reports of HUD purchases, 'shell' companies

Frank Bruni Alex Wagner and Gov. Jay Inslee

Frank Bruni Alex Wagner and Gov. Jay Inslee

Hannity also never disclosed that he was also a client of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

"The LLC's are REAL companies that spend real investment money on real properties".

Now, as The Guardian has uncovered, Sean Hannity is the owner of nearly 900 homes worth $90 million.

But on Monday, The Guardian reported that properties Hannity has been involved with "range from luxurious mansions to rentals for low-income families" and that he is "the hidden owner behind some of the shell companies and his attorney did not dispute that he owns all of them". Numerous properties were bought at discounts in 2013 after foreclosures, and others were bought with funding help from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Guardian said, citing public records. HANNITY was also highly critical of President OBAMA for the foreclosure rate during his administration but did not disclose that he had invested in foreclosures at a discount while criticizing the President for them.

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels who is now suing President Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen, said Sunday that Hannity's work with Cohen was likely "far more extensive" than the conservative media personality has let on.

The Guardian's report noted that two apartment buildings purchased by the Hannity-linked companies obtained loans backed by the Housing and Urban Development Department.

Last year, Dr. Ben Carson appeared on Hannity's Fox News show to discuss HUD, and the host praised him while seemingly failing to disclose to viewers that his loan portfolio's value may have increased by $5 million when Trump took over at the White House and appointed Carson as HUD secretary. "Michael knows real estate", he said a few hours after Cohen's Manhattan court appearance.

Properties are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Vermont, the Guardian reported.

But it turns out the Fox News host does have vast real estate holdings, worth at least $90 million, according to reporting in The Guardian. "I can say that every rigorous process and strict standard of improvement requirements were followed; all were met, fulfilled and inspected", he said.

So far, neither HUD nor Fox News commented on these new details about Hannity and his apparent ethical issues. "Mr. Hannity is no different".

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