Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Stuns Morning Joe With Revelation: She Was Threatened With Physical Harm


Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared on Morning Joe Friday, and made a stunning revelation: that his client was threatened physical harm amidst attempts, before the 2016 election, to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with Donald Trump.

And at the end of the interview, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski asked — almost off-the-cuff — what ended up being a very revealing question about Daniels: “Was she threatened in any way?”

“Yes,” Avenatti replied.

“Was she threatened physical harm?” Brzezinski followed up.

“Yes,” the lawyer replied.

“Oh, wow,” co-host Joe Scarborough reacted, while MSNBC’s John Heilemann asked her to continue the questioning.

The entire Morning Joe panel proceeded to grill Avenatti to try and pry more information about the threats towards his client, but the lawyer remained tight lipped, responding that all will be revealed in Stormy’s 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper, slated for March 25.

Daniels, of course, claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump back in 2006. She is suing the president to get out of a nondisclosure agreement she claims is invalid because Trump never signed it. Recently, her lawyer said she would be willing to return the $130,000 she was paid just before the 2016 election to allegedly keep quiet about the affair.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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