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Avenatti: Cohen plea deal means he can film Trump’s deposition — and make it public

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Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, the attorney for adult star Stormy Daniels said the plea bargain agreed to by President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen will allow him to depose the president.

And he plans to make the filmed deposition public.

Calling the plea deal “significant,” attorney Michael Avenatti told host Joy Reid, “First of all, Michael Cohen pleading out in criminal case will allow the stay of civil case to be lifted and we can and will seek the deposition of Michael Cohen which I’m 100% confident will be granted, as well as a deposition of Donald Trump.”

“During that deposition, we’re going to have an opportunity to ask Donald Trump some very difficult questions under oath about what he knew, when he knew it, what he did about it,” he added. “That and all of his conduct, criminal conduct potentially relating to the coverup.”

“If you are able to depose Donald Trump and/or Michael Cohen, would you be willing to make the depositions public?” Reid pressed.

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“Absolutely,” Avenatti shot back. “We’re going to fight vehemently to insist that the depositions are public immediately. Not just the transcript, but we’re going to ask for videotaped depositions of both individuals.”

“This is a matter of public service,” he continued. “The American public knows exactly or should know exactly what happened here. They deserve to know the truth. They deserve to know what evidence there is. They deserve to know what the president did in connection with this — and they deserve to know it all.”

You can watch the video below via MSNBNC:

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