The lawyer for Stormy Daniels said on a telephone interview on MSNBC that Cohen will “fold like a cheap deck of cards.” Avenattie who is Cohen’s lawyer was referring to the raid the FBI conducted at Cohen’s office concerning the $130k payment made to Stormy Daniels. The Hill reports:
Michael Avenatti said during an interview on MSNBC that part of him “feels sorry” for Cohen, who made a $130,000 payment to Daniels weeks before the presidential election.
“Well, part of me does just because of the seriousness of this matter,” Avenatti said.
“This guy, I think, has been put in a position where he is going to be — he is going to be expected to be the fall guy, the scapegoat. I don’t think he is going to hold up,” he said.
He added that anyone who has to repeatedly tell you how “tough” he is, isn’t that tough.
“I think when push comes to shove, he is going to fold like a cheap deck of cards,” Avenatti said. “I really do. With that said, I don’t, I’m not applauding or high-fiving anybody’s offices being raided by the FBI. It’s a very, very serious matter. And I think that this is the first significant domino to fall.”
According to reports the FBI raided the office and seized emails, tax documents and records related to Cohen’s payment to Stormy Daniels. The Washington Post reported that Cohen is under investigation for possible bank fraud and campaign finance violations.
The Times reports that nothing connected to the raid has anything to do with Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
"Part of me feels sorry" for Michael Cohen – Stormy Daniels' lawyer @MichaelAvenatti
"I think when push comes to shove he's going to fold like a cheap deck of cards" pic.twitter.com/gBuXMHszJr
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) April 9, 2018