Avenatti: ‘Extensive Communications’ Between Cohen and Daniels’ Attorney on Need for Payment to Be Made Before Election

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, stated there were “extensive communications” between Michael Cohen and Keith Davidson (Daniels’ attorney at the time), regarding the timing of the payment Cohen made to Daniels and the fact that the payment had to be made before the 2016 election.

Avenatti said, “There were extensive communications between Michael Cohen and Keith Davidson in October of 2016 relating to the timing of this payment and the need for the payment to be made prior to the election, extensive communications relating to the need for the payment to be made, when it was made, and as it related to potential influence on the election. Period.”

In the second segment, Avenatti added, “There were extensive discussions in October of 2016, when this was being negotiated, relating to the fact that the payment had to be made prior to — or in — well in advance of the presidential election, the 2016 presidential election. So, this whole idea that the payment had nothing to do with the timing associated with the election, or happened to just be a coincidence is completely bogus.”

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