Michael Avenatti to CNN's Anderson Cooper: 'Michael Cohen should not have been selling access to the president'
Michael Avenatti appears on ABC (screen grab)

Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, broke news today when he released information that claimed Michael Cohen accepted payments over an eight month period from a company with strong Russian ties.

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Avenatti delved into why this new information is imperative in his case.

Cooper pointed out that Cohen has the "ear of the president" and Avenatti suggested that he could have been "selling access" to President Trump.

CNN reached out to Cohen and have not heard back yet.

"I have yet to hear an explanation from Michael Cohen as to why a personal attorney to the President of the United States who at the time was employed by the Trump organization would be accepting payments from a Russian oligarch to a tune of half a million dollars," Avenatti said.

Avenatti also said that if Cohen turns over his bank statements the situation could clear up quickly, but he is doubtful that would ever happen.

Watch his interview below.