Hannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?'

Fox's Sean Hannity lashed back at NBC's Chuck Todd calling the "Meet the Press" host a "crybaby" and "a total hypocrite" after Todd slammed Hannity and Fox News in a Friday radio interview.

In a tweet, Hannity asked if "Only conservatives have to disclose relationships" while promising that there was "more coming."

Hannity's tweet included a link to a column by former CNN contributor Jeffery Lord titled "The Utter Hypocrisy of NBC's Chuck Todd" written for Hannity's website, Hannity.com.


Lord's piece charges Todd with having a conflict of interest due to his wife's past consulting work with Democrats including Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Democrats call for declassifying election threats after briefing by Trump officials Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice MORE (D-Va.), former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power Bernie Sanders: 'This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump stokes fears over November election outcome MORE (I-Vt.), who ran as a Democrat in the 2016 primaries.

Todd on Friday was a phone guest Friday to "Bernie and Sid in the morning" on WABC-770 AM in New York, hosted by Bernard McGuirk, a former Fox News contributor, and Sid Rosenberg, a former sports talk radio host.

The conversation quickly turned contentious after the hosts defended Hannity while challenging Todd on what they said was a lack of transparency. Todd argued back, taking aim at Hannity and Lord for getting deeply personal by evoking his wife.

"When [Lord] pointed out that your wife donated to Tim Kaine, do you consider that personal?" asked McGuirk.

"Again, yes I do, because he’s bringing my wife into this," replied Todd. "What is her business — what is it his business what she does? I don’t control her political opinions and she doesn’t control mine. I really — just think about that: You’re trying to sully me because my wife is an individual thinker in her life?"


He continued by saying he doesn't take Hannity's "criticism that seriously."

"My point is that if you look at how Sean Hannity has treated me over the last four or five years publically, then you’ll see why I just don’t take his criticism that seriously," Todd said.

Later in the interview, McGuirk mocked Todd's defense.

"Your wife did work for the Democrats and is a liberal activist, but whatever!" McGuirk said to Todd.

"Bernie, you know why people know this? It’s been disclosed," Todd said. "Everything about my wife and her work and her relationship to me — it’s all on the internet because I’ve publicly said something at various times when I felt that it was necessary."

"The difference is Sean Hannity chose not to talk about his professional relationship with Michael Cohen until publicly forced to in the courtroom. That’s all. That’s the difference. So don’t lash out at me because Hannity did something wrong."

Cohen's office, hotel room and house were raided on April 6, with the FBI seizing emails, tax documents and records related to his alleged $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, which was reportedly made to keep her quiet about an affair she claims she had with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE — one of Cohen's clients — in 2006.

It was revealed later that Hannity was also one of Cohen's clients.

But Hannity downplayed the relationship with Cohen on radio, television and social media after the news broke on Monday by stating Cohen had never represented him “in any matter.”

“Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter,” Hannity tweeted to his 3.6 million followers. “I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees.”

“I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party,” he added in a subsequent tweet.

Fox News issued a statement stating it was "surprised" by the revelation but that Hannity will continue to have the network's "full support."