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Michael Avenatti: Instead of Draining the Swamp, Trump Makes ‘The Everglades Seem Like a Backyard Plastic Pool’

Michael Avenatti, the omnipresent attorney for Stormy Daniels, could hardly contain his disbelief.

At the outset of the lawyer’s appearance on AM Joy Sunday, host Joy-Ann Reid played a clip from Rudy Giuliani‘s latest bizarre interview Sunday morning on CNN. In the clip, Giuliani tried to distance President Donald Trump from new reports that his lawyer, Michael Cohen, took a $400,000 payment to arrange talks between Trump and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.

“He definitely wants to do everything he can to drain the swamp in Washington,” Giuliani said of Trump. The former New York City Mayor added, “Anything that even raises a question about that, he is not going to be happy about.”

Avenatti blasted the idea that Michael Cohen acted against the wishes of Donald Trump.

“There’s absolutely no evidence of that, and it strains credibility to even suggest it,” Avenatti said. “This is a president that people that know him have routinely stated that he insists on knowing what’s going on around him. He absolutely despises people that are trying to make money on his back — quote, unquote — without his knowledge. In my view, there’s no question that he knew what was going on here relating to Michael Cohen selling access.”

The lawyer went on to rip Giuliani for his comments.

“This whole mantra by Giuliani of draining the swamp, it’s an absolute joke,” Avenatti said. “These guys have created a swamp within this administration that makes the everglades look like a backyard plastic pool.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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