Attorney Avenatti drops a bombshell on Michael Cohen-linked DC law firm - then warns his contacts to come clean
Michael Avenatti on AM Joy -- MSNBC screenshot

Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels called for an investigation to highly influential Washington D.C. law firm over their contacts with President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.


Attorney Michael Avenatti followed that up with a warning to other Cohen contacts to come clean now because he will be coming after them.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Avenatti pointed the finger at the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs, with whom Cohen reportedly held meetings at the same time he was lining up clients with promises of influence with Trump.

Addressing Cohen's post-election cash windfall, Avenatti suggested another line of inquiry for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators.

"Here's another issue that hasn't been touched on yet and I think it's going to be the next front of inquiry," the attorney explained. "Shortly after the election, Michael Cohen forms a relationship with a very well known law firm in Washington, D.C.. by the name of Patton Boggs. And Patton Boggs has a long history of lobbying and being involved between companies and the U.S. government, that's a very unusual relationship to have been formed right after the election."

"Michael Cohen is not your average Patton Boggs attorney," he elaborated with a smirk. "Some of us have experience with Patton Boggs, I know I do. It's a very reputable law firm -- some of those people are highly educated --a lot of experience, so it's a very unusual relationship. Why did Patton Boggs and Michael Cohen come together? What did Michael Cohen sell to Patton Boggs as it related to the idea that they were going to allow Michael Cohen come to the law firm?"

"It's clear to me what he sold them," he added. "What he sold them was a book of clients, a book of corporations or individuals that had already retained him for access to the U.S. president. That needs to be the next inquiry; what did Patton Boggs know, and when did they know it? Did they know that Michael Cohen was lobbying? Did they not know it?"

Avenatti then turned to the camera to deliver a warning to anyone who has been in contact with Cohen.

"What I'm going to say is, if folks want to continue to hide this stuff and cover it up, I think it's fantastic. because I'm going to out them, okay?" he stated. "We're going to out them, bring all of this stuff to light. So if you're out there and you have stuff relating to your relationships with Michael Cohen that you have a reasonable doubt is going to come out, you should be concerned, because they are going to come out. You better come clean with the American people. You better try to get out in front of this, period."

You can watch the video below via MSNBC:

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