We now have word that Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti knows “for a fact” that more FBI raids are going to take place for people in President Trump’s inner circle. Not only that but they’ll take place “within the next week,” he claims.
“Anderson, I will tell you, these raids that occurred on Monday, they’re not the last raids. I know that for a fact,” Michael Avenatti said. “There are other raids that are contemplated. I anticipate them coming within the next week.”
“Al Capone did not go down for murder, Anderson. Al Capone went down for tax evasion and this could very easily be a very similar situation" Stormy Daniels' attorney on allegations of campaign finance violations against Trump lawyer Michael Cohen https://t.co/s54HKixZZ6 pic.twitter.com/5MpE9bRT5F
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 12, 2018
As we all know by now, Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s home and offices were raided by the FBI just a few days ago, mostly surrounding the $130,000 payment he made to Stormy Daniels and how much Trump knew about it.
Avenatti says that he “can’t get into the details” but he has intelligible inside information that the raids are coming.
“We have only scratched the surface. There is a lot of information that is going to come down the pipe. And, I’ll tell you this, if I were the president I would not be sleeping well at night.”
He further states that if its proven that President Trump knew about the payoff to Daniels and/or conspired with Michael Cohen or agreed with Cohen that it was going to be paid in such a way as not to report it or comply with campaign finance regulations, “that would be a felony.”
Michael Cohen made his first comments to the media after the raid was conducted and said that he was worried: “I would be lying to you if I told that I am not. Do I need this in my life? No. Do I want to be involved in this? No.” The raid was “upsetting to say the least,” he added.
While he didn’t reveal much information to CNN regarding the ongoing legal matter, he did say he’d rethink how he handled the hush money payoff to Daniels due to the impact on his family now.