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Stormy Daniels Lawyer Holds Up Michael Cohen Poster in Wild Clash With Cohen Lawyer: ‘Where Is He?!’

Lawyers for Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen clashed tonight amid the ongoing legal battle over the 2016 NDA Daniels signed.

Arthur Schwartz, Cohen’s lawyer, accused Michael Avenatti of advising his client to “blatantly violate a contract,” saying Daniels is clearly liable for $20 million.

Avenatti knocked him for his “bombastic comments” and said there are a lot of “holes” in his case.

Anderson Cooper moderated as they got heated with each other. Avenatti asked, “Why is it so important to your friend and the President of the United States to keep this woman under wraps, to keep her under the thumb, to shut her up?”

Things got a little more heated in part two, with Avenatti saying he’s looking forward to going before the judge in this case.

Schwartz said, “You’re gonna go down in flames.”

He accused Daniels of leaking and being “out for more money now before accusing Avenatti of “committing malpractice.”

Avenatti then told Schwartz he’s a passionate guy before bringing out a photo of Cohen and asking, “If Michael Cohen is such a stand-up guy, where is he? Where is this guy? Why won’t he come and sit in this chair?… He’s been invited numerous times, he won’t come on the show, he’s dodging the questions!”

Schwartz briefly riffed on his “prop” and said, “He can’t wait to sit here and talk with you.”

And they actually continued in a third and final segment with Cooper, continuing to get a little personal with each other.

You can watch above, via CNN.

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