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Michael Avenatti Just Went Nuclear on ‘Radioactive’ Michael Cohen


Stormy Daniels‘ attorney Michael Avenatti‘s remarks outside of the courtroom were the cherry on top of the spectacle that unfolded in New York City on Monday, as he warned everyone who has associated with Donald Trump‘s attorney Michael Cohen in the last three decades that they should be “very, very concerned” about his radioactivity.

“Michael Cohen is radioactive, and anybody that was associated with him in the last 20 to 30 years should be very, very concerned,” Avenatti said, before mentioning the surprise Sean Hannity revelation as a prime example of said radioactivity. “What we witnessed earlier in the hearing with the disclosure relating to Sean Hannity proved my point.”

“Depending on what is contained within those documents, I think there is significant danger to the president. The president trusted Mr. Cohen as his fixer for years,” Avenatti continued. “He trusted him with his innermost secrets and I think that the chickens are about to come home to roost.”

Avenatti’s client also made an appearance in court today and addressed the media afterwards.

“For years, Mr. Cohen has acted like he is above the law,” Daniels said. “He has played by a different set of rules — or, shall we say, no rules at all.”

“My attorney and I are committed to making sure that everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened,” she added. “I give my word that we will not rest until that happens.”

Daniels also accused Cohen of “never [thinking] that the little man, or especially women, and, even more, women like me, mattered.”

“That ends now,” she said.

[Image via ABC News screengrab]

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Matt Naham is the Senior A.M. Editor of Law&Crime.