Michael Avenatti addressed critics of his nonstop television spots last night, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper that his small-screen blitz was all part of a strategy he planned to continue, and was yielding results.
“There’e been some criticism about our media strategy and how often I’ve been on CNN and how often I’ve been on your show and other networks, et cetera. It’s all a bunch of nonsense because here’s the bottom line, Anderson, it’s working. It’s working in spades,” said Stormy Daniels’ lawyer.
“One of the ways that it’s working is, because we’re so out-front on this, people send us information. People want to help our cause. People contact us with information,” Avenatti added.
Cooper likely spoke for many when he pressed what exactly that cause was. The attorney then reiterated the original facts of the suit including his client Daniels’ demand that Trump release her from an non-disclosure agreement she signed with him. Daniels says she had an affair with Trump back in 2006, something the president has consistently denied.
On Tuesday, Avenatti made major news after revealing that Trump attorney Michael Cohen had received $500,000 from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, at least part of which ($130,000) was ultimately funneled to Stormy Daniels on behalf of Donald Trump in October, 2016.
Though President Trump has long maintained he knew nothing of the payment to Daniels, his attorney, Rudy Giuliani reveled last week that he actually did know and repaid his attorney for the expenditure after he became president.