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Politics Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says Michael Cohen 'Has Been Set Up to Take the Fall'

08:10  10 april  2018
08:10  10 april  2018 Source:   rollingstone.com

Stormy Daniels requests "suspicious" bank information related to hush payment

  Stormy Daniels requests A lawyer for Stormy Daniels is asking the Treasury Department to release information filed with the government by a bank about "suspicious" activity surrounding the porn star's hush-money deal with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime attorney.Michael Avenatti made the request in a letter addressed to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday. A copy of the letter was shared with CNN.

Michael Cohen , President Donald Trump's personal attorney. Stormy Daniels . In a statement to Rolling Stone, Stormy Daniels ’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said : “As I predicted last week on CNN and MSNBC, Mr. Cohen has been placed in the crosshairs by Mr. Trump.

After Michael Cohen 's office and hotel were raided, Stormy Daniels ' lawyer Michael Avenatti says Cohen is being set up to take the fall for Donald Trump. The FBI has raided the D.C. office of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen , according to the New York Times, and Vanity

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney. Stormy Daniels. © AP/REX Shutterstock, MediaPunch/REX Shutterstock Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney. Stormy Daniels.

The Stormy Daniels affair just turned into a Category 5 hurricane. The FBI has raided the D.C. office of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, according to the New York Times, and Vanity Fair is reporting that a team of feds in New York also searched the Park Avenue hotel where Cohen has been staying. The agents reportedly seized documents and records connected to the $130,000 hush-money payment Cohen made to the porn star shortly before the 2016 election – allegedly on Trump's behalf – and perhaps much more.

Stormy Daniels lawyer: Trump ‘finally cracked,’ threw his attorney under the bus

  Stormy Daniels lawyer: Trump ‘finally cracked,’ threw his attorney under the bus Stormy Daniels's attorney said on Thursday that President Trump threw his personal lawyer under the bus when he said he was unaware of the $130,000 payment his attorney made to the porn star days prior the 2016 election. "He's effectively thrown, Michael Cohen now under the bus," Michael Avenatti said on MSNBC."This is an undisciplined guy, who you know, he finally cracked. We knew he would crack eventually. We'd been pa"He's effectively thrown, Michael Cohen now under the bus," Michael Avenatti said on MSNBC.

After Michael Cohen 's office and hotel were raided, Stormy Daniels ' lawyer Michael Avenatti says Cohen is being set up to take the fall for Donald Trump. The FBI has raided the D.C. office of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen , according to the New York Times, and Vanity

After Michael Cohen 's office and hotel were raided, Stormy Daniels ' lawyer Michael Avenatti says Cohen is being set up to take the fall for Donald Trump. The FBI has raided the D.C. office of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen , according to the New York Times, and Vanity

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, said: "As I predicted last week on CNN and MSNBC, Mr. Cohen has been placed in the crosshairs by Mr. Trump. He has been set up to take the fall. An enormous amount of misplaced faith has been placed on his shoulders and I do not believe he has the mettle to withstand it. If I'm correct, this could end very, very badly for Mr. Trump and others."

Monday's raid represents the first collision of the Daniels affair and the Russia investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. According to the Times, the search warrants for the raid originated with a referral from the office of the special counsel. A raid by the FBI can only be undertaken after establishing probable cause.

A lawyer for Cohen said in a statement that the raid "completely inappropriate and unnecessary" and invoked Cohen's attorney-client privileges regarding many of the documents that were taken. In a detail sure to trouble the president, the Times reports that the FBI "also seized emails, tax documents and business records."

Avenatti: We're looking 'to add a defamation claim directly against the President' .
Stormy Daniels' lawyer said Wednesday that he is looking to file a defamation claim directly against President Donald Trump. "We're likely going to be amending our complaint, we're looking at doing that now -- to add a defamation claim directly against the President," Michael Avenatti told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room."The defamation claim would be over a tweet Trump sent on Wednesday morning regarding a sketch of a man that Daniels claims threatened her. "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!" Trump tweeted.

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