Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti taunts Trump, predicting doom and gloom in the wake of the recent FBI raid on Michael Cohen.
Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti took to his Twitter account to mock Trump, minutes after the Tweeter-in-Chief threw a Saturday morning Twitter-tantrum.
The subject was a Friday article published by The New York Times titled: “Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore.”
The article discussed the possibility of Cohen flipping on Trump, detailing Trump’s contentious working relationship with his attorney.
For years, a joke among Trump Tower employees was that the boss was like Manhattan’s First Avenue, where the traffic goes only one way,
That one-sidedness has always been at the heart of President Trump’s relationship with his longtime lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, who has said he would “take a bullet” for Mr. Trump. For years Mr. Trump treated Mr. Cohen poorly, with gratuitous insults, dismissive statements and, at least twice, threats of being fired, according to interviews with a half-dozen people familiar with their relationship.
“Donald goes out of his way to treat him like garbage,” said Roger J. Stone Jr., Mr. Trump’s informal and longest-serving political adviser, who, along with Mr. Cohen, was one of five people originally surrounding the president when he was considering a presidential campaign before 2016.
That article appeared to have sent Trump into a fear-induced rage, particularly in light of his Friday phone call with his former attorney Jay Goldberg who reportedly warned him that Cohen would cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced with criminal charges.
One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced with criminal charges.
Mr. Goldberg said he cautioned the president not to trust Mr. Cohen. On a scale of 100 to 1, where 100 is fully protecting the president, Mr. Cohen “isn’t even a 1,” he said he told Mr. Trump…. In the call, Mr. Goldberg [-] said he told the president Mr. Cohen could even agree to wear a wire and try to record conversations with Mr. Trump. “You have to be alert,” Mr. Goldberg said he told the president. “I don’t care what Michael says.”
Trump launched an epic Twitter-Tantrum Saturday morning, tweeting:
The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will “flip.” They use non-existent “sources” and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family. Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected. Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!
Avenatti responded a mere three minutes later, posting two taunting tweets aimed at Trumps tirade.
“As I predicted, panic has set in at the WH. So much so, that we now have bogus tweets aimed at kissing Mr. Cohen’s a** and giving him a false sense of security and friendship with the hope that he doesn’t tell the truth and bring the house of cards down. Too little too late,” he began.
“My Dear Friend: Don’t you remember how I demeaned you to others and made you look like a fool? How I always over-charged you for the real estate? How I never defended you? How I abandoned you when I won and blew you off? Now that is true love Michael, and you know it! Now shush.”
As I predicted, panic has set in at the WH. So much so, that we now have bogus tweets aimed at kissing Mr. Cohen's a** and giving him a false sense of security and friendship with the hope that he doesn't tell the truth and bring the house of cards down. Too little too late.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 21, 2018
My Dear Friend: Don’t you remember how I demeaned you to others and made you look like a fool? How I always over-charged you for the real estate? How I never defended you? How I abandoned you when I won and blew you off? Now that is true love Michael, and you know it! Now shush.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 21, 2018
This isn’t the first time the two have locked horns on Twitter.
On Wednesday, Avenatti taunted Trump with a tweet warning him of the possibility of defamation charges in the wake of another Trump tantrum.
“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!” Trump tweeted in response to a tweet by an individual who suggested that the man in the sketch released by Stormy Daniels’ legal team was an ex-boyfriend.
Avenatti was quick to respond, tweeting: “In my experience, there is nothing better in litigation than having a completely unhinged, undisciplined opponent who is prone to shooting himself in the foot. Always leads to BIGLY problems…like new claims (i.e. defamation).”
In my experience, there is nothing better in litigation than having a completely unhinged, undisciplined opponent who is prone to shooting himself in the foot. Always leads to BIGLY problems…like new claims (i.e. defamation). LOL. #xmas #hanukkah #basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 18, 2018
Daniels and Avenatti initially offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the positive identification of the man that threatened Ms. Clifford in Las Vegas, but later upped that reward to $131,000.
That figure parallels the $130,000 Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen says he paid Daniels in 2016 weeks before the election.
ABC News reported that:
Cohen has admitted he paid Daniels $130,000 in 2016, just weeks before the election. In a statement to ABC News in February, Cohen said it was a private transaction using his “own personal funds” that were paid to Stephanie Clifford, Daniels’ legal name.
That payment was part of a non-disclosure agreement, and Trump’s legal team filed legal papers in March saying that she has violated the terms of that agreement at least 20 times, which would amount to $20 million in damages based on the agreement’s $1 million penalty clause.