The public trial being argued over former porn star Stormy Daniels escalated again on Saturday as her attorney ruthlessly taunted longtime Donald Trump legal fixer Michael Cohen.
On Thursday, attorney Michael Avenatti said he was eager to get into a street fight with Trump and Cohen. Subsequently, Avenatti alleged threats of physical harm against Daniels.
Cohen also brought on attorney Charles Harder and Trump sued Daniels for $20 million.
Appearing on MSNBC's AM Joy, mocked Cohen's legal reputation.
"I want to go back to Mr. Cohen and some of the threats and tactics that he's used in litigation," Avenatti said. "That has no place in any case in the United States.
"I don't care how big or how small, no attorney should ever conduct themselves in that manner," he continued. "And if he conducts himself in that manner in this case, he's going to get his ticket stamped, because he's not dealing with some two-bit lawyer from down the street."
"We're going be as aggressive as we possibly can...but we're not going to tolerate any nonsense with threats and bullying tactics --
they will go nowhere with me and my client," Avenatti argued. "If they think that they will, they haven't been paying attention the last few weeks."
Avenatti, who has been a fixture on cable news in recent weeks, dared Cohen to debate in public.
"Where is Michael Cohen?," Avenatti asked. "I mean, this guy prides himself on being a fixer, he ends his tweets with #raydonovan."
Ray Donovan is the title character in a Showtime, who is a "fixer" for a powerful law firm in Los Angeles.
"He actually refers to himself as the fictional character Ray Donovan, and yet for the last two weeks no one can get him on the phone, he refuses to go on any show, he refuses to answer a single question," Avenatti teased. "Where is this guy?"
"Well, I can tell you, Michael Avenatti, I think you're impressing a lot of people with your skills as a fierce defender of your client," host Joy Reid concluded.