Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Gloats After FBI Raids Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

“It has ALWAYS been about the threats, cover-up and the lies that have been told to the American people,” tweets Michael Avenatti

Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, gloated on Tuesday, a day after the FBI raided the home of President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen.

“To those that scoffed when we filed this case and claimed it was all about $: As we predicted and as the FBI raid shows, Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump are in a lot of trouble,” he tweeted. “It has ALWAYS been about the threats, cover-up and the lies that have been told to the American people. #basta”

Avenatti also rejected the president’s suggestion Tuesday morning that the raid was a violation of attorney-client privilege.

“I use the attorney-client privilege. I know the attorney-client privilege. The attorney-client privilege is a friend of mine. And the attorney-client privilege is not dead,” he said.  “What is dead is using the privilege to hide illegal acts. And that has been dead for a long time. #basta”

On Monday afternoon FBI agents raided Cohen’s offices seizing a variety of records including those linked to the Stormy Daniels payment.

“Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” Stephen Ryan, Cohen’s lawyer, told The New York Times, which first reported the story. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”

Avenatti is suing President Trump and demanding that his client be released from an NDA she signed which prevents her from discussing a relationship she says she had with Trump in 2006. After signing the NDA, Daniels’ was wired $130,000 by Cohen — a disbursement of funds the president says he knew nothing about. Trump has consistently maintained that no affair ever took place between him and Daniels.

Avenatti is also suing Michael Cohen for defamation.

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