[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From porn stars to Playmate models, the Trump accuser list continues to grow, but when the lawyers for one accuser, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer (Michael Avenatti) and for the President’s lawyer Michael Cohen’s lawyer (David Schwartz) got together on CNN the ‘discussion’ went right off the rails.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] Discussing whether Trump knew about the ‘hush money’ agreement in respect of Stormy Daniels, Avenatti described the “bombastic comments” from Schwartz, before asking how the Cohen story about Donald Trump knowing nothing about the agreement was not credible.
Schwartz explained that Avenatti was going to “go down in flames in this case” and asked whether he had a good malpractice policy because he was advising his client wrongly. But the reaction to his performance was that his noisy rebuttals were little answer to the Avenatti argument. And Avenatti’s defeat of Donald Trump in the 2006 case.
Avenatti, a self-described “high-profile” LA lawyer has some street cred to add to his claims, having won large judgments, including the 2017 $454 million verdict against Kimberly-Clark and Halyard Health, dubbed the ‘Strike Through’ case against the American manufacturers of faulty protective garments and gear during the Ebola crisis.
“If Michael Cohen is such a stand-up guy, where is he? Where is this guy? Why won’t he come and sit in this chair?” Avenatti asked at one point.
After taking a striptease tour earlier this year called “Make America Horny Again,” Daniels sued Trump in March to get out of the agreement, alleging it was invalid because he never signed it, among other reasons.
Michael Cohen, who has refused to discuss the case on CNN, has acknowledged that he personally paid Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. He said he was not reimbursed by the Trump campaign and has told Vanity Fair in an interview this week that the agreement wasn’t an election issue. He also denied claims by Avenatti that she had been intimidated into signing the agreement.
“Unlike Mr. Avenatti, we are not handling this matter through the court of public opinion,” Cohen said. “We are handling it through a court of competent jurisdiction.”