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Avenatti Fires Back at Michael Cohen Attorneys for Court Filing Saying He’s Created ‘Carnival Atmosphere’

As the legal battle between Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti wages on, Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer made another appearance on MSNBC to keep taking shots at the other side.

Cohen’s attorneys went off on Avenatti in a court filing Friday to try and bar him from court proceedings, blamed him for “creation of a carnival atmosphere and the knowing, willful engagement in inappropriate conduct.”

Avenatti spoke this morning with Joy Reid on AM Joy and said, “We’re not going away. We’re not going to change what we’ve been doing.”

“If they want the carnival and the circus to leave town,” he said, “they need to stop the cover-up.”

Reid brought up the charge from Cohen’s team that Avenatti is looking to get media attention and is smearing Cohen in the process. Avenatti responded that he’s being targeted because “we’re providing information and evidence to the American people.”

He mentioned Rudy Giuliani in passing and immediately said this:

“You want to talk about a carnival or circus atmosphere? I mean, Rudy Giuliani is the ultimate circus act at this point. Guy doesn’t know the facts, he does on television, he says all kinds of things. When he’s confronted with his past statements… he’s interrupting, he’s trying to dodge the questions, he doesn’t know what to do.”

He brought up President Trump‘s pledge to surround himself with the best people, remarking that doesn’t quite seem to be the case with Giuliani.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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