During the interview on Tuesdays episode of "The View," Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti noted that as a trial lawyer he's witnessed many court cases in which people are trying to take a bullet for a friend or client. Michael Cohen will likely cave, he said.
"There's no question in my mind that Michael Cohen, A is going to be indicted within the next three months," he began. "And B he's going to roll on the president."
"You think so?" asked co-host Joy Behar.
"No question in my mind," he said. "Based on my 18 years of experience and based on my experience in white collar cases and how they usually play out. And based on the fact that Michael Cohen has a family and he has kids. I understand he's a fairly devoted father and he's not going to look at his wife and say, 'No, I'm going to go take a bullet for this president.' And go serve decades or give years or 10 years."
Avenatti also noted that he was in the courtroom when Sean Hannity was announced as Cohen's mystery third client. He implied that Cohen's lawyer doesn't seem like he's that good at his job. The judge and lawyers had gone back and forth for about 45 minutes, Avenatti said. Finally the judge said that they were so-ordered to announce the name.
Avenatti said that if it had been him, he would have written the name down and handed it to the judge in a kind of "Hail Mary" attempt of keeping it somewhat secret. Instead, Cohen's attorney asked the judge whether he should write it down and hand it to her or say it aloud. The lawyer then just threw caution to the wind and said it out loud.
"It was like all of the air was sucked out of the room," he said. Ten journalists were also reportedly racing from the room because the courtroom didn't allow cell phones, so people, after gasping, raced to report it. "You could not breathe in the room because of the gasps."
He explained that Hannity's world just came crashing down because this court case is related to the documents seized by the FBI. So, the documents contain things related to Hannity. "Otherwise, there's no reason to bring this up. There's be no reason to attempt to hide the name."