During a recent interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Michael Avenatti revealed that he is in talks with two additional women who allege they have agreements with either Trump himself or his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to stay silent about their respective affairs with the president.
Avenatti did stress that he hasn’t yet been able to confirm the veracity of the allegations, so he is working to substantiate their claims before revealing any details, including the identities of the women.
Avenatti told MSNBC:
“They’re not fully vetted, but there are at least two I think are on solid ground. I think that as the evidence rolls out over the coming months disclosures are going to be made that my client was not alone as relates to these payments.”
He went on to explain that the reason it is so important to vet these claims before releasing any information is that they “may create additional exposure” and “prove to be problematic.”
When he was asked whether the payments were in line with the $130,000 amount paid to his client, Stormy Daniels, to stay quiet about her 2006 affair with Trump, Mr Avenatti confirmed that they were, and also also suggested that other payments may be even larger than the amount Michael Cohen paid to Daniels.
So far, Avenatti has outperformed all possible expectations, besting the legal minds of a bilionaire president. Last week, he brought scrutiny to new level by releasing financial records which revealed that Cohen took half a million dollars from a company with ties to a Russian oligarch, and was paid for still dubious “consulting” contracts. All of that money was funneled into the same shell company Cohen used to pay off Stormy Daniels.
There is little doubt that Donald Trump has paid off a multitude of women in exchange for silence regarding extramarital activities, but it seems unlikely we’ll ever know the full number. I mean… would you want to admit that you’ve slept with Donald Trump?