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Michael Cohen’s Attorney Just Told Judge His Client Could Be Indicted in Next 90 Days


Michael Cohen‘s own attorney, Brent Blakely, asked a judge during a Friday hearing to delay the Stormy Daniels lawsuit because his client could be criminally indicted in a federal case in next 90 days and that proceeding with the Daniels case could jeopardize his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

U.S. District Judge James Otero responded that he needs more time to review the request and that “there’s some gaping holes” in it, Reuters reported.

After the hearing, Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti buttered up the judge on Twitter and mentioned the “gaping holes” comment.

The judge did say, however, that the two sides are “almost like two ships passing in the night.”

Avenatti appeared on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper later Friday afternoon and boldly predicted that President Donald Trump would end up resigning because of all of this.

“You said this week that you don’t think President Trump will serve out his entire term. Where does that come from? That is a pretty wild claim,” Tapper asked.

Avenatti responded that he hasn’t been wrong yet.

“Well, it is really not wild. My record thus far has been spot on. I don’t think I’ve been wrong about anything yet in the last five to six weeks,” he said. “Jake, there is a lot of evidence in this case, there is a lot of shoes yet to drop. Michael Cohen is not going to hold up.”

“Michael Cohen is going to flip on this president and he knows where the bodies are buried, or at least many of them,” he added. “I do not think that the president will last through the balance of his term. I just don’t. Now, we’ll find out if I’m right or wrong, but I think he’s going to ultimately resign the presidency.”

[Image via Yana Paskova/Getty Images]

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