Offbeat Avenatti Says Other Women Will Soon Be Revealed

17:21  17 may  2018
17:21  17 may  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

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Avenatti said more details would be revealed in an interview taped with CBS’ News “60 Minutes.” The interview is scheduled to be aired March 25. Avenatti did not say whether the other claims involved Trump. Earlier, he told BuzzFeed that several women were mulling legal action against the president

This week, for instance, when it was revealed that Fox News host Sean Hannity was one of Cohen’s clients Avenatti ’s preferred scenario is that it would cough up proof that Trump not only knew about Cohen’s payments to Daniels and other women , but compensated Cohen from campaign funds.

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It will soon be revealed that Stormy Daniels was not alone in alleging an affair with President Donald Trump and signing a non-disclosure agreement with Michael Cohen to cover it up, the adult film star’s lawyer said Thursday.

Michael Avenatti has long suggested that other women had reached out to him with similar stories to that of his client, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and a decade later, just days before the 2016 election, signed a hush agreement. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is now challenging the legitimacy of that agreement because it was never signed by Trump.

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For his part, Avenatti has said that his legal fees are either being paid by Daniels or crowdfunding from CrowdJustice, an online platform where you can give small donations to certain legal causes.

And Avenatti said not only was his client harassed into signing a non-disclosure agreement, she was physically threatened. And he said that there may be six additional women with accusations against the president, though not all of their claims have been fully checked out.

Speaking to MSNBC Thursday, Avenatti said there were now two women with solid cases who would soon be revealed.

"There's at least two that I think are on solid ground,” he told Morning Joe. “As the evidence rolls out in the coming months, disclosures are going to be made that my client was not alone as it relates to these payments.”

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniel's attorney, is interviewed on the Cheddar network, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in New York. © AASOqW Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniel's attorney, is interviewed on the Cheddar network, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in New York.

Pressed by the show's hosts about whether the women allege they had agreements with Trump and Cohen and if they claim to have had affairs or sex with the president, Avenatti responded in the affirmative on both counts. He also said that the payments were larger than those made to Daniels.

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer says SIX MORE women have come forward with similar stories about Trump – and At the same time, Avenatti cautioned that he hasn't vetted the other women 's accounts, and allowed Avenatti first revealed Thursday night on CNN that there were more potential Trump affairs.

Mr Avenatti said more details would be revealed in an interview taped with 60 Minutes. He also claimed that six other women have approached him with similar accounts about past sexual flings with Mr Trump.

If the revelations are forthcoming, it would only add to the problems facing Trump and his personal attorney Cohen. Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels but has also faced allegations of a similar relationship with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. McDougal recently reached a settlement with the parent company of The National Enquirer, with whom she signed a so-called “catch and kill” deal.

Cohen, meanwhile, has faced a litany of legal troubles. Last month, his home, office and hotel room were raided by the FBI, with records of the payment to Daniels among the materials seized. Trump’s financial disclosure form, released Wednesday, included his repayment to Cohen for the $130,000 deal negotiated with Daniels. After the form was published, the Office of Government Ethics referred the payment to the Department of Justice, stating that it should have been included in the previous year’s disclosure.

Following his interview Thursday, Avenatti tweeted that “Big problems lie ahead for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump.”

Avenatti calls on Trump, Cohen to release bank statements .
The attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels called on Wednesday for President Trump and Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to release financial records related to the shell company Cohen used to make a $130,000 payment to Daniels before the 2016 election. Michael Avenatti told the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that questions into Cohen's financial dealings with Russia could be cleared up by sharing bank statements."Look, let me say this, to the extent that it's not accurate, the president and Michael Cohen should clear this up this morning," he said. "They should release the bank statements this morning.

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