Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says that at least some of the wrongs President Donald Trump committed against his client took place after Trump became president.
During an interview with CNN Friday, Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ attorney, was asked by Jake Tapper whether any of the “litany of accusations” happened while Trump was president.
“Yes,” Avenatti replied, though he refused to elaborate any further.
Earlier in the day, Avenatti told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that the porn actress — whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford — was “physically threatened to stay silent about what she knew about Donald Trump,” but did not provide other details.
The Trump Organization, The White House and Daniels’ attorney did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. But Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that she had “no knowledge of that situation.”
Avenatti told Tapper that Daniels’ upcoming interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” — which, according to the Washington Post, will air on March 24 — will provide more substantive details.
“I think that when the American people hear from my client who will provide details — very specific details related to this threat — they will conclude, as I have, that this was not a random threat by some wing nut … out of the blue,” he told Tapper.
In her lawsuit, filed last week, Daniels said that Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, “aggressively sought to silence” her when she planned to make her alleged affair with Trump public in late 2016. It goes on to say that the “Hush Agreement” Cohen had her sign days before is null and void because Trump did not sign it.
Both Cohen and the White House have repeatedly denied the affair.
You can watch the full interview here.