The attorney representing adult film star Stormy Daniels said on Friday that he believes he can prove that President Donald Trump has been lying about what he knows about attorney Michael Cohen’s decision to pay hush money to his client.
Appearing on CNN, attorney Michael Avenatti was asked by host Chris Cuomo why he believed it was important for the American public to know the details of Daniels’ affair with the president, which allegedly occurred last decade shortly after his wife Melania gave birth to their son, Barron Trump.
“Because cover-ups matter,” replied Avenatti.
“Meaning what?” Cuomo asked. “What’s the cover-up?”
“The cover-up is that you have attorney Cohen claiming that Donald Trump never knew anything about this,” he said. “You have the White House claiming Donald Trump never knew anything about this. That is going to be shown to be patently false.”
Cuomo expressed skepticism of Avenatti’s claims and said that he didn’t see any such proof that Trump knew about the porn star payoffs in the lawsuit he filed this week.
“We have substantial evidence and facts that were not included in the complaint,” the attorney explained. “We’re not going to lay all of our cards out on the table… when that evidence and those facts come to light, the American people are going to conclude that attorney Cohen and the White House have not shot straight with them on this issue.”
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