The biggest headline story to start the week has been the reveal that Fox News host Sean Hannity is a client of Michael Cohen, the disgraced lawyer of Donald Trump. While Fox News did their best to defend Hannity, MSNBC wasn't as kind.

Fox News on Hannity

When Michael Cohen was revealed to have reportedly paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in "hush money" to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Donald Trump, the story dominated the news cycle.

In the months since the story broke, Cohen has hired his own legal team, denying the initial report by the Wall Street Journal, with the White House keeping mostly quiet on the issue while dismissing the allegations against the president. Despite this, the FBI raided Cohen's office earlier this month, resulting in a court hearing taking place on Monday. During the hearing, a judge ordered Cohen to reveal any other individuals he had as clients in 2018, with Sean Hannity being at the top of the list. The news instantly went viral, forcing Fox News to address the situation.

(Morning Joe's comments start at 3:15 in the above video.)

As expected, Sean Hannity denied any wrongdoing, with his fellow Fox News hosts on "Fox & Friends" coming to his defense on April 17.

"It’s perfectly logical to think that if you’re friendly with somebody, that you might ask him for legal help," co-host Brian Kilmeade said. "Michael Cohen wasn’t saying that Sean Hannity was his client," co-host Ainsley Earhardt stated, before adding. "They could just be friends, giving each other legal advice."

MSNBC on Hannity

While Fox News quickly did their best to defend Sean Hannity in regards to being a client of Michael Cohen, MSNBC hosts on "Morning Joe" had a different take.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski ripped into Hannity for not disclosing that he was a client of Cohen, saying, "he’s lying to his viewers. Bald-faced lying to his viewers to not disclose that he’s a third client of Michael Cohen." "This is crazy town," Brzezinski added, explaining that if Fox News doesn't make a change with Hannity, then "I don’t know what has happened over there."

Co-host Joe Scarborough also chimed in, saying "This leaves a very big problem for Sean Hannity and Fox News," citing the hypocrisy of Hannity's reporting, most notably his accusing of the FBI of being a "crime family" while he's been hiding his link to a controversial lawyer. As of press time, Hannity continues to deny that he was a client of Michael Cohen and still remains on the air at Fox News.