Stormy Daniels' Attorney Tries to Intimidate Reporter With Legal Threats - Gets Exposed

Christie Brinkley Uptown Girl Gettin' Down with Stormy Daniels' Lawyer

Christie Brinkley Uptown Girl Gettin' Down with Stormy Daniels' Lawyer

Minutes after the screenshots containing McNally's numbers were published, Avenatti deleted them and reposted the same tweet with the numbers blacked out.

Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, leaves the Daniel P. Moynihan Courthouse in Manhattan after a hearing in front of Judge Kimba Wood regarding a search warrant that was executed at the home, hotel and office of Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen.

But lately, Avenatti has ranged farther afield.

Avenatti published documents last week that showed Cohen had set up a corporation where he received money from AT&T, Swiss drug company Novartis and other companies and individuals. It said Cohen's company, Essential Consultants, took in $1.2 million from Novartis, $600,000 from AT&T, and $500,000 from the USA subsidiary of a company owned by a Russian oligarch. They claim Avenatti's release on Twitter of information about Cohen's finances from bank records should disqualify him from participating in the case.

Then on Sunday, Avenatti tweeted out a series of screenshots from December 12, 2016 showing Cohen and a group of unidentified men in the lobby of Trump Tower.

Trump and Cohen, also similarly, have on many occasions threatened journalists who cast them in a negative light.

The disclosures appear to be part of Avenatti's ongoing effort to discredit Cohen's character and business record in the court of public opinion. She's claimed Trump hit on her while he was married to Ivana Trump, and when she was dating Billy.

Fox News' The Five continued hammering Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti today over his continued daily media presence.

Ms Daniels has also sued Mr Cohen, arguing he had defamed her by suggesting she was a liar. The case Avenatti cited, Lane v. Franks, refers to public concern relating to speech by a public employee having to do with their job.

Avenatti went on to argue that he had a First Amendment right to make public information about Cohen, himself a public figure, in matters "that are, without dispute, of the utmost public concern".

"Mr. Avenatti has ... deliberately distorted information from the records which appear to be in his possession for the goal of creating a toxic mix of misinformation", Ryan said in his letter to the court. "She might say, I just can't have you in my case".

Cohen's attorneys did not respond to a request for comment on Avenatti's memo. "And ultimately, people can decide whether it's credible or not or whether there should be follow-up investigation or not".

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