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Politics Avenatti: 'I think that Michael Cohen is in a very, very bad spot'

09:35  14 june  2018
09:35  14 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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AVENATTI : There's no question. And if they ultimately, if Michael Cohen is ultimately in a position where he cannot withstand the pressure that has been placed upon him and he cracks, and rolls on the president, very , very bad things can happen, they can pierce the

— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 19, 2018. Avenatti showed up on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House this afternoon discussed that tweet while adding that it was not that long ago when he predicted Cohen And when they turn him, the president is going to be in a very , very bad place.

a man wearing a suit and tie© Provided by The Hill Michael Avenatti responded to news on Wednesday that President Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen will likely cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, saying that Cohen is in a "very, very bad spot.

Avenatti, who represents adult-film star Stormy Daniels, said on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" that he believed Cohen will be indicted and that he will ultimately "flip" under federal investigation.

"There's no question in my mind that he's going to be indicted and there's no question in my mind that he's going to try to flip on the president," Avenatti said. "I think that Michael Cohen is in a very, very bad spot and I think the president is in a very, very bad spot because this is what happens when you trust your innermost secrets to a moron."

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“ I ’ve always believed that the way one looks, for good or bad , is seen as a reflection of their capabilities,” Avenatti said in a recent phone call. “You are thinking , ‘ I know that handsome lawyer. I have seen a lot of Michael Avenatti on TV. “ I am very flattered by it, without a doubt. . . .

Avenatti has previously predicted that Cohen will crack under pressure once he’s indicted and turn on Trump. “ I think Michael Cohen is going to fold like a cheap deck of cards on Mr. Trump, and the results are going to be very , very bad ,” he warned last week.

Avenatti's comments come amid reports that the law firm representing Cohen will no longer work with him going forward.

Attorneys Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison from New York firm McDermott, Will & Emery LLP previously represented Cohen.

The switch up has renewed some Trump allies' fears that Cohen could turn on the president.

"This is very disturbing," one Trump ally told CNN, adding that the president has "got to be extremely worried," about Cohen's potential cooperation with prosecutors.

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Michael Avenatti Goes After Squire Patton Boggs’ Relationship with Michael Cohen . I think some of us have experience with Patton Boggs. I know I do. It’s a very reputable law firm.

On Michael Cohen naming the Fox News host as one of his clients, Michael Avenatti said, “The extent of that relationship, I think , will be very embarrassing to Sean “ I think that Michael Cohen knows where almost all the bodies are buried, and I think that he’s going to sing like a canary,” said Avenatti .

Cohen is currently under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York for possible bank fraud and campaign finance violations. FBI agents raided the longtime Trump lawyer's home and office in April as part of the probe, seizing documents that included business records and communications between Cohen and Trump.

A federal judge ruled last week that Cohen's lawyers must publicly file any challenges made against a special master's decision on evidence taken during the raid. Of the hundreds of thousands of materials seized, only 162 of the documents have been declared to have attorney-client protection.

Some of the documents were reportedly linked to a $130,000 payment made by Cohen to Daniels just days before the 2016 presidential election. The payment was part of a nondisclosure agreement meant to keep Daniels quiet about her alleged affair with Trump in 2006.

Trump has acknowledged that he reimbursed Cohen for the payment, though he denies having had an affair with Daniels.

Cohen has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime.

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