Michael Avenatti Reacts to Stunning Admission That Trump Repaid Stormy Daniels Money: ‘I Am Absolutely Speechless’


“I am rarely, as your viewers know, rendered speechless,” self-aware Stormy Daniels barrister Michael Avenatti said Wednesday on MSNBC. “But I am absolutely speechless at this revelation and this admission.”

Avenatti was, of course, referring to Rudy Giuliani‘s stunning admission that President Donald Trump reimbursed his attorney Michael Cohen the $130,000 in hush money to Stormy Daniels.

The attorney did not think the other side would simply volunteer that information.

“This is an outrage what has gone on here,” Avenatti said. “The American people have been lied to about this agreement, about the $130,000, about the reimbursement, and this is consistent with what we have been saying now for months. That ultimately it is going to be proven and ultimately was going to come out. We just didn’t know that Rudy Giuliani was going to go on the Sean Hannity show and admit it on national television.”

The lawyer does think there’s a method to Giuliani’s madness:

“I see these guys coming a mile away,” Avenatti said. “Here’s the argument they’re going to make, and I don’t think it’s going to be successful. But here it is. They’re going to argue that ultimately this money was paid by Donald Trump individually, and because it was paid by Donald Trump individually, who has no limit to the amount of money that he can put in to his own presidential campaign, that somehow the reporting requirements or the limitations, et cetera, did not apply to him, and therefore there was no campaign violation because of that fact. That’s the foundation or the predicate…they’re attempting to lay at this point.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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