After one of Donald Trump’s lawyers claimed the president personally repaid his longtime attorney Michael Cohen for his $130,000 “hush agreement” payout to Stormy Daniels in October 2016, the adult film star’s own counsel said he was “stunned” by the news.
“I am stunned and speechless,” Daniels’ attorney Micheal Avenatti told CNN’s MJ Lee. “If this is accurate, the American people have been lied to and deceived for months. And justice must be served.”
Just asked @MichaelAvenatti to react to Rudy comments about Trump paying back Cohen on Stormy $:
“I am stunned and speechless. If this is accurate, the American people have been lied to and deceived for months. And justice must be served.”
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) May 3, 2018
The claim came from former New York City mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani during a long, freewheeling interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Giuliani made the surprising admission in an attempt to prove his client didn’t violate campaign finance law. If the statement is true, it would completely refute White House’s claim that Trump had nothing to do with the payment that accompanied Daniels’ non-disclosure agreement.