CBS This Morning Grills Stormy Daniels Lawyer Over Evidence of Trump Affair: ‘Why Are You Teasing Us?’
Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared on CBS This Morning on Monday — after his client’s 60 Minutes interview — and faced a grilling over his claims about the legal case against President Donald Trump.
Host Gayle King asked why Avenatti had not released evidence of the alleged affair between Stormy, a former porn star, and Trump.
“Why haven’t you done that yet?” King pressed. “You teased us on Twitter with a CD, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ That seems like a big tease. Why are you teasing us?”
“It’s not a big tease,” Avenatti contested. “We’re in the process of a legal case. We’re going to be methodical, surgical, and smart in the way that we go about doing this. The tweet of the CD or the DVD was meant to send a warning shot, that Mr. Cohen and the president better be very careful what they come out and state regarding my client.”
“What’s on that CD?” Anthony Mason asked. “Video images?”
“I’m not going to disclose what’s on the CD right now, you can ask me ten different times,” Avenatti countered. “We’ll disclose it at the appropriate time.”
“Maybe there’s nothing on that CD,” Norah O’Donnell said.
“Well if you think I’m bluffing, you should ask a lot of the people that I’ve litigated against successfully over the last 15 years, you ask them if I’m the kind of guy that bluffs,” Avenatti said.
“So what are you holding out for, more money?” O’Donnell charged, which Avenatti denied.
King then asked Avenatti why Americans should care about the 60 Minutes interview, given the only revelations made were salacious details about the affair. Avenatti countered that people should care about the “cover up,” and accused Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen of lying about the details of the $130,000 payment to Daniels weeks before the 2016 election. The panel continued to rapid-fire grill Avenatti about his client with tough questions.
Watch above, via CBS News.
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