Michael Avenatti: I’m Working With More Women Who Say They Were Silenced Over Trump Affairs

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared on Morning Joe Thursday morning, and revealed that he is working with multiple women who told him that they were paid by Michael Cohen to keep quiet about affairs with Donald Trump. The Morning Joe panel grilled Avenatti over his claims, with Mika Brzezinski first asked if the women were “fully vetted.” Avenatti replied that he is currently vetting the womens’ claims, but that they are on “solid ground.” “My client was not alone as it relates to these payments,” Avenatti said. “Michael Cohen was not a 24 hour, 7 day a week fixer for the sole purpose of taking care of Stormy Daniels.” Daniels’ lawyer, who is representing the porn star in her case against the president over a nondisclosure agreement she signed to keep quiet about an alleged affair, said that these multiple women claim to have agreements with or Trump to keep quiet about their own affairs with Trump. Avenatti revealed the agreements — which he said appear to be documented — are for sums greater than the $130,000 paid to Stormy Daniels for her silence. After being questioned by MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Avenatti said the agreements with these women could “prove to be problematic” for Trump with regards to violating campaign finance laws, problems the Daniels payment is already creating for the president. Watch above, via MSNBC. [image via screengrab]

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