CNN’s Cuomo Grills Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer on Returning Hush Money: Why Not ‘Have Clean Hands?’

CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewed Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, on Friday about his client’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump. The suit asserts that a nondisclosure agreement Stormy signed to keep quiet about her affair with the then-businessman was void, because Trump never signed it.

And on New Day, Cuomo asked Avenatti what he wanted to get out of the lawsuit.

“We want her to have her day to speak openly and honestly,” Avenatti said. “We want the truth to be known, let the chips fall where they may.”

The NDA was signed by Stormy and Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen weeks before the 2016 election, and ensured the porn star would keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump in exchange for $130,000.

“Would she be willing to give back the $130,000?” Cuomo asked Avenatti.

“If she’s ultimately ordered to do that in order to speak openly and honestly,” Avenatti replied, “100% absolutely.”

Cuomo pressed Stormy’s lawyer on why “the bar is to be ordered?”

“If this is about speaking the truth, and exposing wrongdoing, why not give the money back and then have clean hands?”

“Well, Chris, I believe she’s always had clean hands,” Avenatti replied.

The lawyer added that if the other side accepts that there was never a deal, and allows Stormy to speak openly, his “phone is open.”

Watch above, via CNN.

[image via screengrab]

Follow Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) on Twitter

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite:

Aidan McLaughlin is the Managing Editor of Mediaite. Send tips via email: Ask for Signal. Follow him on Twitter: @aidnmclaughlin