Stormy Daniels attorney reveals ‘thuggish’ acts by Trump fixer ‘delivered in person’ -- and warns DVD ‘contains evidence’
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stephanie Clifford, AKA Stormy Daniels on MSNBC's "Hardball"

During a Friday MSNBC appearance, the attorney for Stormy Daniels revealed more details about the physical threat his client allegedly received and his nature of the cryptic insurance policy he posted on Twitter.


"President Trump is under siege from three separate lawsuits filed by an adult film actor, a former Playboy model and a former contestant on his show The Apprentice," Chris Matthews reminded. "It doesn't look like it's about to let up."

Matthews noted the "cryptic picture" posted by Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti on Twitter.

"For more, I'm joined by Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels," Matthews noted. "I think you're a match for the president, sir. I've been watching you, I never seen it done quite so well."

"This is a picture, I assume, a tape of her taking the lie detector test?" Matthews asked. "Would that be a good guess?

"No, that would not be a good guess, Chris, I appreciate the compliment," Avenatti answered.

"We're getting close, it is a DVD?" Matthews followed-up.

"Let me tell you this, Chris, that DVD contains evidence of this relationship."

"How vivid and how threatening was the bodily threat, the threat of bodily harm?" Matthews asked. "Was it delivered in person or on the phone?"

"Chris, here's what I'll tell you, the threat was delivered in person, my client is going to describe it in detail on Sunday," Avenatti answered. "It was very frightening to her and I think [viewers] are going to come away with a firm understanding after that interview of exactly what happened here."

Matthews also asked if the threat of harm influenced her decision to sign the non-disclosure agreement.

"I think absolutely," he replied. "When the president's fixer exerts pressure on you to sign a document, you don't ask a lot of questions, you do as you're told."

"Chris, it has nothing do with infidelity. I know people are interested in the salacious details, et cetera, I get it," Avenatti explained. "It's much bigger than that."

"It's about the cover-up. It's about people in positions of power abusing that power, putting people that are less fortunate, that don't have a many resources as they do, under their thumb threatening them, intimidating them and engaging in thuggish tactics," he continued. "Those days as it relates to my client are over!"

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